09 December 2017

The King of Liars

The Washington Post published an interesting article yesterday (link here) by a Harvard PhD who has studied liars for several decades. The title to her piece is "I study liars. I’ve never seen one like President Trump."

The article title accurately sums up what she establishes in the text. Donald Trump lies like no other liar she's encountered, and she's encountered a lot of liars.

Some interesting quotes from the piece:

"I spent the first two decades of my career as a social scientist studying liars and their lies. I thought I had developed a sense of what to expect from them. Then along came President Trump. His lies are both more frequent and more malicious than ordinary people’s."

"Trump told 6.6 times as many self-serving lies as kind ones. That’s a much higher ratio than we found for our study participants, who told about double the number of self-centered lies compared with kind ones."

"The most stunning way Trump’s lies differed from our participants’, though, was in their cruelty. An astonishing 50 percent of Trump’s lies were hurtful or disparaging."

What I have always found astounding about Trump is how so many people believe him when he's so obviously lying. I guess people he encounters are a lot more gullible or trusting than men and women I know.

Of course, scam artists always go after the easy marks. Theirs is a volume business. Try to close the easiest con.


  1. Anonymous05:12

    Su mundo es una mentira.Amigo venezolano,Cucuta

  2. OMG! Again and always.
    What is more to say about this HUGE liar.
    More because he is so much tweeting with lot of bad and offensive remarks on many people and «fake facts».

    It's so surprising NO ONE is stopping him tweeting such a way that is affecting the serious meaning of the presidency of USA.
    He is a disgrace to the office for sure.

    WHEN will you get rid of this CLOWN?


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