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The Towering Lies of President Trump

Rogue Valley

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The Towering Lies of President Trump

It’s simple. Everything that benefits Mr. Trump is true and everything that inconveniences him is false.

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9/11/20
President Trump’s taped admission to Bob Woodward that he deliberately misled Americans about the danger of the coronavirus makes him morally culpable in the ensuing tragedy. But Mr. Trump actually forfeited the battle against the pandemic long before it erupted in Wuhan, China, in the first place. His tragic failures are a result of a systematic skepticism — an opportunistic cynicism — whose orienting principle is that everything that benefits Mr. Trump is true and everything that inconveniences him is false. Five centuries ago, Niccolò Machiavelli called this the “effectual truth”: Claims that are true, he wrote in “The Prince,” are so not because they correspond to objective reality but because they are politically “useful.” Mr. Trump’s use of skepticism as a standard for interpreting reality now risks undermining public faith in an eventual vaccine. In his capstone address to the Republican National Convention, Mr. Trump promised a vaccine “before the end of the year or maybe even sooner.” That might be written off as a mere prediction of events, except that Mr. Trump tipped his hand in a pair of tweets directed against the Food and Drug Administration. Together, they displayed the systematic skepticism that has derailed the administration’s pandemic response.

In one tweet, Mr. Trump rebuked the F.D.A. for revoking its emergency authorization of hydroxychloroquine, the antimalarial drug the president has repeatedly touted as a coronavirus treatment: “Many doctors and studies disagree with this!” That skepticism now appears to be guiding the search for a vaccine. The same morning Mr. Trump insisted on the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine, another presidential tweet accused “the deep state, or whoever, over at the FDA” of “making it very difficult for drug companies to get people in order to test the vaccines and therapeutics. Obviously, they are hoping to delay the answer until after November 3rd.” The reference to Election Day was the giveaway. Mr. Trump was concerned not with prudential or objective assessments of proposed vaccines but rather with their “effectual truth.” By definition, the F.D.A. was moving too slowly because moving more quickly would help him politically. Mr. Trump has undermined any reason for confidence in such a judgment by staking his claim to the effectual rather than the actual truth. When a vaccine is actually ready, public trust in it will be a vital tool for ending the pandemic. On the other hand, should a vaccine suddenly appear on the eve of the election under obvious political pressure, the systematic skeptics who interpret truth through Mr. Trump’s eyes could prove their fidelity to him by being the first in line to receive it.

Trump will lie, cheat, and manipulate data in order to have a COVID vaccine - no matter how flawed - available before the election. This is how the Russian government rushed its distrusted vaccine.

Vote for Joe Biden.
 

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The Towering Lies of President Trump

It’s simple. Everything that benefits Mr. Trump is true and everything that inconveniences him is false.

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Trump will lie, cheat, and manipulate data in order to have a COVID vaccine - no matter how flawed - available before the election. This is how the Russian government rushed its distrusted vaccine.

Vote for Joe Biden.
My how the narrative against Trump is changed to whatever is politically convenient at the moment.
I clearly recall progressives claiming that everything Trump was saying back then was his feeble attempt to distract the publics attention from the impeachment taking place. Now that narrative is no longer useful, progressives do a 180 and want us to believe that Trump withheld that distraction because it was political beneficial to him to do so.
It isnt hard to see why there's a significantly large and continuing to grow, group of people who don't trust anything progressives claim.

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My how the narrative against Trump is changed to whatever is politically convenient at the moment. I clearly recall progressives claiming that everything Trump was saying back then was his feeble attempt to distract the publics attention from the impeachment taking place. Now that narrative is no longer useful, progressives do a 180 and want us to believe that Trump withheld that distraction because it was political beneficial to him to do so. It isnt hard to see why there's a significantly large and continuing to grow, group of people who don't trust anything progressives claim.

Trump stonewalled the impeachment process, denying subpoenaed documents and testimony. His GOP Senate enablers protected him from justice, voting to deny all documents and testimony from the light of day.

The upshot? Today we have 198,000 needless American dead with Donald Trump still in the White House.

Trump is on tape telling Bob Woodward he knew how contagious and deadly the coronavirus is, yet he tells the American people COVID is a Chinese hoax.

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The Towering Lies of President Trump

It’s simple. Everything that benefits Mr. Trump is true and everything that inconveniences him is false.

11weiner-mediumThreeByTwo440-v2.jpg



Trump will lie, cheat, and manipulate data in order to have a COVID vaccine - no matter how flawed - available before the election. This is how the Russian government rushed its distrusted vaccine.

Vote for Joe Biden.

It was also how Goebbels and the Nazi's operated

If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.
 
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