Two articles pointing to an American President that appears to be increasingly lying to Grand Ole’ Party supporters and them accepting such…..
The majority of Americans have not brought into his continuing bending of reality or just plain changing it to what he wants it to be….
That as we watch lawmakers from his own party quietly stand afraid on the sidelines afraid to challenge him upfront and relegated to trying to influence him in backrooms, or thru signals in the media….
We watch Trump wage a campaign against media reports that catch him in lies and against a Federal prosecutor slowly weaving a case against him by uncovering the truth of what he and others have done in the past…..
Susan Glasser: “History books will likely declare the last few months a turning point in the Trump Presidency, and Kessler’s laborious work gives us metrics that confirm what is becoming more and more apparent: the recent wave of misstatements is both a reflection of Trump’s increasingly unbound Presidency and a signal attribute of it. The upsurge provides empirical evidence that Trump, in recent months, has felt more confident running his White House as he pleases, keeping his own counsel, and saying and doing what he wants when he wants to.”
“The fact that Trump, while historically unpopular with the American public as a whole, has retained the loyalty of more than eighty per cent of Republicans—the group at which his lies seem to be aimed—means we are in for much more, as a midterm election approaches that may determine whether Trump is impeached by a newly Democratic Congress. At this point, the falsehoods are as much a part of his political identity as his floppy orange hair and the ‘Make America Great Again’ slogan.”
A new Garin-Hart-Yang/Global Strategy Group poll finds “the worst ratings for Trump on his truthfulness, temperament, dealings with Russia, and immigration policies we have not seen in any of our eleven previous national tracking surveys on the Trump presidency.”
Key finding “Trump’s dealings with Vladimir Putin, his handling of immigration and the separation of children from their families, and the impact of his trade war have stuck with voters in a way nothing else has since the beginning of his presidency.”