Little White Lies, Go Boom!

When my children were small, I would tell them, “if you lie to me not only are you violating our trust, but you are assuming, I am stupid.” Like most kids, they would look at me with surprise because they believed whatever ruse they thought up to fool old Dad was foolproof.  What they forgot to consider was lying actually proves your own foolishness. I have proved my own foolishness in the past, and I live to make amends for the little and big lies I have told. Everything from, “I am sick and cannot make it” to ‘the check is in the mail.’ we have all been there and to our credit, most of us are willing to admit and accept the consequences.  

Escaping the fool-hearty attempts at obvious deception by President Trump are proving to be an exercise more difficult than taming the whirlwind that sits atop his head. Swirled in phony style, unrecognizably colored to fit his egotistical needs, and subject to the winds of an ever-changing political climate. One such recent example makes me wonder aloud, and not just for snark, the sanity of the current President of the United States. Mr. Trump famously fed his obsession with everything Obama, by pulling the United States out of the Paris climate accord [Paris  Agreement] in June of 2017.  The President, days ago, asserted to the world that he is the “environmentalist” President. “I’m an environmentalist. A lot of people don’t understand that,” Mr. Trump said. “I think I know more about the environment than most people,” he added.   That statement is not what bothered me during his joint press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron.  

His infestation and morally corrupting behavior were demonstrated in how easily he and his staff lied when asked why he did not attend the G-7 joint session on Climate Change. In a story penned by White House nemesis and CNN reporter Jim Acosta, “White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham claimed that the president chose not to go to the meeting because he was having separate meetings at the time with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.”  

That assertion was easily disproved by a photograph showing both the German and Indian leaders at the meeting, sitting side by side, with Trump’s chair empty.

Questions need to be asked about why a President would voluntarily lie to the people he is leading, namely the American citizenry. This led to questions about Mr. Trump telling the world about high-level calls with the Chinese to remedy the trade war, calls the Chinese denied.  Followed with a story of world leaders coming to his defense about why the American press is rooting for the country’s failure, of course, with no corroboration.  Most of us assume this is a part of the distraction techniques deployed by the President, but suppose it is not?  What if he believes his own lies? What if he is delusional? What if he stares at the nuclear launch codes night after night? The possibility exists Trump’s little white lies could become eternal darkness quickly; BOOM!

Vote in 2020 for Change.