Now that a HuffPost's reporter has decided to bluntly asked Donald Trump an all-important question about his habitual lies to the American people, I expect another lie as an answer from him. To my disappointment, Donald Trump was caught unprepared and stood speechless!
Long before Donald Trump decided to run for the US presidential election he had been known to be a dishonest person. He lies very often, so often that Republican senator Ted Cruz, one of his presidential candidate competitors called him a 'pathological liar'. Trump's lies have become an uncontrollable behavior. I first found this behavior abhorring and unacceptable. Somehow, after almost four years of his presidency I now find his life in lies very entertaining. I never take him seriously. Neither does the world. The Washington Post fact-checker continues to have a busy day every day, and days ahead.
14 August 2020
The White House
05:10 PM ET 13 August 2020
Reporter to Trump: "Do you regret all of the lying you have done to the American people?"
S.V. Dáte, a White House reporter for HuffPost, asked President Trump at a briefing Thursday if he regrets "all of the lying" he has done "to the American people" over the last three and a half years.
Why it matters: The Washington Post fact-checker finds that Trump has made over 20,000 false or misleading claims throughout his presidency. Trump, who has rarely been confronted directly with claims that he has lied, paused for a moment before moving on to another reporter without answering the question.
REPORTER: "Mr. President, after three and a half years, do you regret at all, all the lying you've done to the American people?"
TRUMP: "All the what?"
REPORTER: "All the lying. All the dishonesties."
TRUMP: "And who is that?"
REPORTER: "You have done.”
CNN anchor Jim Acosta later added on air: “A new low and a day full of lows”
"Opinions without knowledge and understanding are shameful and ugly" (Socrates)