Trump’s FBI Lies and the 5th Avenue Effect

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Because of his lies and erratic behavior, Trump is the most dangerous President we have ever had.  Trump just makes things up.  People without any opposing information readily available to counter his false claims have no ability to question it at the time his statements are made.  It is only afterwards that they find out that Trump’s statement is something he pulled out of thin air.  From stealthy wiretapping former Presidents to false claims that the FBI had previously reported to the President before Nixon ruined it all with Watergate, his consistent, never-ending stream of falsehoods is astounding and unprecedented.  Some will eventually realize that Trump is a fraud and a liar.

But, even if enough people realize what Trump really is, by that time, it is probably too late and the damage already done.  If you are basing your decisions on “alternative facts” that are simply not true and you are President of the United States, then the likelihood you will make decisions that will greatly damage our great nation is pretty obvious.  It is not rocket science.  Blatant lies have consequences.

But if that wasn’t already serious enough for you, there is something more serious to consider.  Lies like this will lead people to believe that they could shoot somebody on 5th avenue and suffer no consequences.  It will lead someone to believe they can collude with foreign governments and suffer no consequences.  It will lead someone to believe they can obstruct justice and suffer no consequences.  It will lead someone to believe they can pardon themselves and suffer no consequences.  It will lead someone to believe that they are above the law.

Is that someone you really want continuing to represent you in the White House?  Is that someone you really want representing the face of America?  If too many answer, “yes,” to any of these questions then all hope is lost and the fate that befell Russia where an autocratic leader murders or jails his opposition without any fear of reprisal, who will not relinquish the power he has enjoyed for over ten years, where the freedom to speak freely without government reprisal is limited is not a too far off distant future for America.

References:

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2017/jul/21/donald-trump/trump-watergate-fbi-reported-doj-courtesy/

 

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