18 February 2017

Eighteen Lies

To follow up on my piece yesterday about Donald Trump's ludicrous press conference, The Toronto Star had a good summary piece with the squishy title of "Donald Trump said 17 false things at press conference where he called media ‘dishonest’" (link here). Let's not use waffle words, Toronto; call them what they are: lies.

Here's one bold-faced lie not mentioned in the seventeen whoppers. Trump said the following during yesterday's event, and I quote verbatim: "I am the least anti-Semitic person that you've ever seen in your entire life. Number two, racism, the least racist person."

That's right: Trump is claiming to be the "least racist person."

Sorry, Donny, but that's a huge load of bullshit.

Donald Trump and his father once repeatedly refused to rent apartments to African-Americans. Flat-out refused. The Trumps were sued by multiple plaintiffs as a result and settled out of court because they knew they were going to lose (link here).

Refusing to rent to a particular race is not the act of the "least racist person." Of the most-racist person, not the least. It's the action of a bigot.

This is a classic example of Trump claiming to be one thing when in fact he's the exact opposite. He does that frequently.

Which brings us to the upside-down rainbow flag and the claim that Trump is pro-LGBT. Once again, Trump's record shows that he's the exact opposite of what he pretends to be.

By surrounding himself with anti-LGBT zealots in the highest ranks of his administration, by admiring anti-LGBT reactionaries like Vladimir Putin and Roy Cohn, by supporting anti-LGBT legislation like the fraudulently titled "First Amendment Defense Act," Trump is showing what he really is -- someone contemptuous of LGBT Americans.

Actions speak louder than words.


  1. Anonymous06:52

    El pez muere por la boca.Amigo venezolano,Cucuta

  2. The upside-down gay flag this has always bothered me. I believe that flying the American flag upside down is a distress signal, a call for help.

  3. Anonymous23:35

    It's hard enough to keep it up with those looks much less the politics


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