“Why Trump Lies” By Tobias Stone

Many people, mostly those outside of Trump’s supporter community, are both appalled and baffled by his lies (see stats on this here). How can a President — even one like Trump — Tweet or otherwise give statements that are either clearly untrue or implausible and totally without evidence?

Trump has two types of lies. The first are those that are demonstrably untrue. For example, his references to the ‘failing New York Times’ when in fact the New York Times is seeing a surge in readership:

“The paper added 276,000 net digital-only subscriptions in the final three months of 2016, the best showing since it implemented its paywall in 2011. In the weeks immediately following Mr. Trump’s election in November, subscriptions increased tenfold compared with the previous year.”  Continue to full article >>

Article posted via Medium, Feb. 06, 2017.


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