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Fri May 19, 2017, 04:12 AM

fareedzakaria.com: TRUMP VS. COMEY IS HE SAID-HE SAID

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For most of his life, Donald Trump has found words to be his friends. He has used them to build his business, dramatize his achievements and embellish his accomplishments. As important, he has used them to explain away his missteps and to paper over his problems. He built a 58-story building in glass and steel, but through his wordplay, it became 68 stories tall. He owns an 11,000-square-foot apartment in Manhattan, but in his telling, it’s 33,000 square feet. Trump has used words extravagantly and cleverly to serve his ambition. He has called his method “truthful hyperbole,” and oftentimes it is not even truthful. But it has worked — so far.

The Post’s reporters Glenn Kessler and Michelle Ye Hee Lee describe Trump as “the most fact-challenged politician” they have “ever encountered.” They pointed out that, after having received a whopping 59 “Four Pinocchio” ratings during the campaign, Trump in his first 100 days made 492 “false or misleading claims,” at an average of 4.9 a day. These fact checkers clarified that “those numbers obscure the fact that the pace and volume of the president’s misstatements means that we cannot possibly keep up.” By their count, there were only 10 days in the first 100 days in which Trump did not make a false or misleading claim.

It would be the ultimate irony if Trump now faces a crisis in which his lifelong strength turns into a fatal weakness. His rich and checkered history of salesmanship, his exaggerations, fudges and falsehoods, leave him in a situation now where, even if he is right on this one, people will have a hard time believing that this one time Donald Trump is finally telling the truth.

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lindysalsagal May 2017 OP
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Fri May 19, 2017, 08:37 AM

1. So it sounds like a better description would be

He said, liar said.

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Fri May 19, 2017, 08:55 AM

2. Fact: Being a pathological liar hurts your credibility

Fareed is right, even if 45 is telling the truth there's absolutely no reason to believe that he is.

It goes beyond the lying too. A fine example is how his "memory" of the Comey firing fluctuates. His staff tells one story, he contradicts that story twice and then tells the spin his staff used after having already told a different tale.

HE has shown he doesn't have the ability to stick with one story or to tell the truth.

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