In the world of Donald Trump, facts and truth are useless and irrelevant.

Fact-checking services became a booming business with Trump deciding to run for, and winning, the White House.  The team at The Washington Post documented 1,950 lies by Trump since becoming President–which is less than a year.

Lies drive Trump’s oratory and life.

  • “Since taking office I have been very strict on Commercial Aviation. Good news — it was just reported that there were Zero deaths in 2017, the best and safest year on record!” (Actually, no fatal U.S. passenger airline crashes since 2009, including eight years with Barack Obama as president):
  • At least 85 times as president, Trump boasted about the stock market (the same bull market he called “artificial: and “a bubble” during his campaign);
  • Obama wiretapped him (disproven);
  • Attendance at his inauguration set records (in lies perhaps but not even close when it came to attendance);
  • Muslims in New Jersey publicly celebrated the collapsing twin towers of the World Trade Center (didn’t happen);
  • Hillary Clinton created the “birther movement” (nope);
  • Barack Obama is a Muslim and not an American citizen (disproven over over);
  • Russia’s involvement in his campaign is “fake news” (is so, why does he blow his top whenever more facts about it become public?).

Donald Trump’s life is a collection of continuous lies, exaggerations and misinformation.  He cannot go a single day without uttering a lie via Twitter or vocally.  His dwindling legion of hard-core supporters embrace his lies like religious cultists standing in line for their cup of poison Kool-Aid.

One only has to look at the twists and turns of the massive swirls of what is left of his hair to see that even his appearance is fakery controlled by one of most vain comb-over in history.

As Dana Wilbank of the Post notes in the Post, details on that hairdo is one of the scandalous revelations in the new book by Michael Wolff, who described Trump daughter Ivanka’s view of her father’s hair (or lack of it):

She treated her father with a degree of detachment, even irony, going so far as to make fun of his comb-over to others. She often described the mechanics behind it to friends: an absolutely clean pate — a contained island after scalp-reduction ­surgery — surrounded by a furry circle of hair around the sides and front, from which all ends are drawn up to meet in the center and then swept back and secured by a stiffening spray. The color, she would point out to comical effect, was from a product called Just for Men — the longer it was left on, the darker it got. Impatience resulted in Trump’s orange-blond hair color.

Wolff, who’s book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” hit the bookstore shelves Friday and is already a best seller, describes Trump this way:

The president, while proposing the most radical departure from governing and policy norms in several generations, had few specific ideas about how to turn his themes and vitriol into policy. And making suggestions to him was deeply complicated. Here, arguably, was the central issue of the Trump presidency, informing every aspect of Trumpian policy and leadership: He didn’t process information in any conventional sense. He didn’t read. He didn’t really even skim. Some believed that for all practical purposes he was no more than semi-­literate. He trusted his own expertise ­— no matter how paltry or irrelevant — more than anyone else’s. He was often confident, but he was just as often paralyzed, less a savant than a figure of sputtering and dangerous insecurities, whose instinctive response was to lash out and behave as if his gut, however confused, was in fact in some clear and forceful way telling him what to do. It was, said (White House Deputy Chief of Staff Katie) Walsh, “like trying to figure out what a child wants.”

And so the freak show continues at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

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9 COMMENTS

  1. If Mr. Doug Thompson is going to be a gadfly to President Donald Trump, an activity I strongly encourage, I’m going to remain a gadfly to Mr. Doug Thompson. “boomining”? A curious neologism. J.

    • Jon-I think we should give Doug Thompson a break. In his rage and haste to post, he’s going to have a couple of typos. To be honest, I can’t help but feel the same disbelief that this moron is our president, courtesy of the Electoral College. But before I post this, I’ll proofread it a couple of times.

      • Jon has been nitpicking about Doug’s occasional typos for years now and he is yet to realize that Doug just doesn’t care. I mean really what does it matter?

        • Mr. Madison: Yes, and I make typos too. But I’m not a journalist. I don’t claim to be one. I’m not writing for publication, even if it is on his own web site. Journalists are supposed to be nit-picking.

          Bill: It matters because when someone sees you get the little things wrong, it makes one wonder what else they get wrong. Particularly frightening is when words get accidentally left out or misrepresented in a quotation, where it’s shockingly obvious that wasn’t what they said. And again, journalists are supposed to be nit-pickers. They’re supposed to confirm their sources. They’re supposed to write down what happened exactly as it happened. They’re supposed to care about accuracy.

          So I kvetch, not because I don’t like Mr. Thompson, but because I don’t mind being a freebie proofreader. By mentioning things that appear to be overlooked I’m supporting (or trying to) his opinions and his website. I used to offer that my comments be deleted once the typos are fixed. That offer still stands. I’ve also asked for a better way to submit corrections. I have not gotten one.

          Therefore the beatings will continue until morale improves. 😉 J.

          • Jon-Regarding your last sentence, my dad kept telling me that until he signed me into the army when I was 17. Although I can see your point, I don’t know if your concerns are very valid though. We who read these articles, are (probably) all very liberal progressives. Otherwise, we wouldn’t be reading Capital Hill Blue. I’m waiting for nasty comments from any “learned” conservatives who feel the need to justify the actions by the moron-in-chief and his GOP enablers.

          • Jon, several years ago I suggested you send notes about typos to editor@capitolhillblue. I get copies of those emails and the editor can also make any corrections are made, if necessary.

            Someone else fixed the typo that began this thread and I was not aware of this discussion until this morning. I don’t like typos but the worst proofreader of any article if the person who typed it. Most of us tend to see a word as we thought was written and read right over any typo or misuse.

            Fortunately, in my day job as a reporter/photographer for BH Media, I have proofreaders who fix errors. I wish I had more time to read over something. I have a proofreader for Blue Ridge Muse, my hyperlocal website here in the mountains and articles and photos that I send in to other media are read, edited and fact-checked, as needed.

            My wife of 38 years keeps suggesting (not always gently) to slow down but too much is going on around us to do so. I work 50-60 hours on a “normal week,’ covering courtroom cases, supervisor meetings and shooting high school sports for a BH Media paper and for other papers when asked because I love what I do and can’t imagine not doing it day in and day out.

            If a typo in an article is your primary complaint of the day about me or this website, I suppose that means I’m not working hard enough to bring what I feel are primary issues to the forefront.

            Have a good new year and I hope that, wherever you are, it is warm or not too cold.

            • I’ve been in printing all my life. There always was a position called a “Proofreader”. Their jobs were to catch type mistakes. As years went by and the computer age came in, I noticed about 25 years ago, companies started eliminating proofreaders. Why? … Probably to make a smaller payroll or could be greed? Sometimes I feel it was the new publishers starting out, knew nothing about the ropes of the printing industry. They figured a person could proofread their own stuff. They didn’t listen or read history to understand you never try to proofread your own mistakes. A person will tend to overlook or not notice their own misspellings. Besides, they started having self correctors, which corrected as you type. (We know how well those work!) So as of today you will notice more mistakes than in the past. Will it change? I doubt it!

              • We can hope. We had several proofreaders back in the glory days of CHB but are interviewing for one right now. In our case, greed is not a consideration because I’ve never taken a dime out of CHB’s account and I own the place. It’s a labor of love for those of us who take the time to help put the the product online 24/7. We go back through each story several times a day with updates and attempts to correct any typos or mistakes. We’re human. We’re make mistakes. I have a good proofreader on my hyperlock news site in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwestern Virginia and, of course, we have proofreaders for material I produce for newspapers of BH Media but CHB has been a very personal product for 23+ years now. How much longer? Some say my age (70) and my love of motorcycle will bring it all to an end in the near future. We hope not. Thank for commenting.

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