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Wed May 23, 2018, 05:23 PM

This is how Trump's latest tweets are gaslighting America

[From Wikipedia]
"Gaslighting" is a form of manipulation that seeks to sow seeds of doubt in a targeted individual or in members of a targeted group, hoping to make them question their own memory, perception, and sanity.
Using persistent denial, misdirection, contradiction, and lying, it attempts to destabilize the target and delegitimize the target's belief.
Sociopaths and narcissists frequently use gaslighting tactics.


Raw Story
May 23, 2018

President Donald Trump over the past 18 hours or so has been pounding out tweets and making remarks to the press that are filled with lies.
How is this different from any day of the week that ends with "y" you ask?
Here's how:

Trump is insisting that under President Barack Obama's direction, the FBI and possibly other federal agencies, embedded at least one if not more spies into his presidential campaign with the specific purpose of working to help Hillary Clinton win.

There is exactly zero evidence to support these lies.
Trump doesn't even attempt to offer any, aside from "quoting" various Fox News personalities.
He also quotes former United States Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, the man whose new book says Russia's efforts swayed the election to Trump.
{Probably not the source you want to go to if you're Trump)


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