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Donald Trump And The Politics Of Lying

D. Kellner
Published 2018 · Political Science

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Donald Trump is probably the biggest liar in the history of the modern US presidency. He tells repeated Big Lies despite empirical evidence and well-documented media reports contracting his lies. When confronted with contrary evidence, Trump and his handlers dismiss any critical claims about Trump as “fake news” and “alternative facts”. Echoing Chairman Mao and Comrade Stalin, Trump calls the media “the enemy of the people” and rarely does a day go by without a barrage of attacks and rants on his Twitter account. Trump is also the biggest bullshitter to inhabit the modern presidency, constantly bragging about himself and his magnificent accomplishment, never failing to BS to the nth about his amazing achievement and fabulous presidency. Thus, the Trump Regime can be seen as “post-truth” and hyper-Orwellian in its use of blatant lies, propaganda, and pure bullshit.
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