You can say whatever you want about this, but the real dishonesty as policy to get elected is coming from Donald Trump. He has lied about everything and nothing is too small or too big to lie about.
Very early this morning, Donald tweeted that the video he claims to have seen about Iran “unloading” cash from an airplane was really a plan showing hostages getting off plane in Switzerland. This after two days of saying “I will never forget what I saw in that video”.
His campaign has been saying this for over 24 hours. They admitted the “Secret Iran Video” didn’t exist. Yet, yesterday in Maine, Trump doubled down on his version of the story. Then, suddenly out of the blue, he admits he really didn’t see the video “I will never forget”.
But, this is just the tip if the proverbial iceberg. His lying is almost an addiction. Some people call it hypocritical, I call is simply lying. There are some real whoppers and some “small” lies. But, as they say, lies are lies.
Let us look at just a few, and you can decide for yourself is he is a liar who cannot be trusted or not.
During his campaign, Trump said he would do away with the “work visa” H-1B. If you don’t know what that is, it is the visa that people get when they come to this country to work. This visa is usually good for three years, but can be expanded up to six years.
He said he would do away with this visa because he would force companies to hire Americans instead of bringing in foreigners to work. You may think that is a “wonderful” idea. However, he currently has applications going through the process to bring foreigners in to work at his Mar-a-Lago Resort in Florida.
What happened to the idea to force companies to hire Americans first? Why would he say he would stop issuing the H-1B work visa all the while he is trying to get a bunch of them for foreigners to work at his own resort? Because he is lying.
Donald Trump says he is going to make America Great Again, by “bringing jobs back to the U.S. Really? Donald Trump sells suits, shirts, ties and accessories for men. The suits are made in Mexico. The shirts are made in Bangladesh. The ties are made in China. And, the accessories are made in China.
His wife has a line of jewelry products. All of her products are made in China. His daughter has a line of products as well and they are all made in China. They also make furniture in Turkey. The reason these products are all made overseas is simple. The pay scale in these countries is lower than he can do in America. And, that means he can sell his products for higher profits.
Doesn’t all of this fly in the face of the idea that he “has the American worker” at heart and will be “their spokesperson”? The answer is very simple. He cares more about profits than he does about American workers. In other words, he is lying.
Trump attacked a Gold Star Family after the DNC. He said” “He has no right to say anything against me.” Sorry, but that is an attack. Suggesting that the parents of a soldier who died for his country “has no right” to say anything against him, is totally an attack on the parent’s free speech rights.
Later he said that the family had “viciously attacked me and I have a right to fight back.” The “vicious” attack was suggesting he did not read the constitution and that he has “sacrificed nothing.” Trump considers that as “vicious”.
His campaign has said that he “never attacked the Khan’s and it was all a ‘liberal media’ blowing things out of proportion.” So, as you can see, using Donald Trump’s own words against him is “blowing things out of proportion.”
Paul Manafort claimed yesterday that Trump did “apologize” to the Khan family. But he never has. As a matter of fact, during an interview the other day, he said “I have no regrets about what I said about the Khans.” Why would Trump and his campaign say such things? Because they and especially him are lying.
Trump claims that he never made fun of a disabled reporter. He supports that claim by telling us that “I have spent millions of dollars to make sure my buildings are handicapped accessible” insinuating he is doing it out of the kindness of his heart.
Unfortunately for him, I know better. The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) specifically mandates all of the “accessible” requirements for all buildings. He is doing his “accessible” stuff because he is required to do so by law, not out of the kindness of his heart. In other words, he is lying.
Trump keeps claiming that “I love veterans”. He claims he won’t endorse John McCain because McCain hasn’t done enough for veterans. Yet, Trump had led a campaign to keep disabled veteran vendors from doing business on the same street his building is located on in New York.
New York has a law that allows people to sell all kinds of items from push carts. They have to get a license and they are allowed to conduct business in the city. Many of these vendors are disabled veterans who are trying to earn a legal living.
But, Trump who claims to “love” veterans and want “all Americans” to have the ability to support their families doesn’t want them on “his street” because they are an eyesore, in his view. He considers hard-working disabled veterans an eyesore! That from a man who claims to “love” veterans. Why would he do such a thing to them?
Of course you can go back to last year. You can make the argument that Trump only “loves” veterans who were never captured, too. He said he did not consider McCain a “hero” because he was captured and “I only like those that didn’t get captured”. I guess he doesn’t like those who were wounded either.
Then there is the so-called “veterans” money rally he held in Iowa instead of attending a debate. He claimed to have raised $9 million. He also said he would donate $1 million out of his own pocket. It took about six months for anyone to see that money, and it was no where near the amount he claimed to have raised. Plus, none of it was released until the press pushed him about where the money went.
What does all of this really mean? When it comes for his “love” for the veterans, he is lying.
Everyone claims that “all politicians” lie. That may be true. However, you cannot keep calling out your opponent without answering for your own lies. And, if everyone really believes that “all politicians” lie, why aren’t you questioning the lies from both sides?
What this really boils down to is what is the motivation for running for President. In Donald Trump’s case, all of this shows me that he wants to be President simply because it would be another “feather in his cap”.
As a result, he will lie to anyone at anytime just to garner votes. He does not care about the working people in America. he does not care about our veterans. He does not care if you can support your family. All that matters is that he gets another “title” for his resume.
There is another lie that he is clinging onto. That all uneducated white males “love” Trump. By uneducated they mean High School Graduates only. Yet, there was a poll that says, especially among Union Workers, this category of voters support Trump less than they supported even Mitt Romney by 5 points.
This is a poll that everyone seems to want to dismiss. Even Chris Mathews said “well they are union workers and Democrats.” But, this poll is not insignificant. It shows that a whole lot of union workers who voted for Mitt Romney in his losing election, do not support Trump. That IS significant.
Since he believes that is the demographic that will propel him to victory, that poll is troubling to him. It also shows that we “working class” white men aren’t as stupid and you may like to think. It shows that just maybe we see through the lies better than you do.
Make up your own mind.