Are we entering a different world now or is this just a dangerous curve in the road? That seems to be the question that many are asking. As the below quote says all of the people around our future president basically are saying that he is simply someone pushing the envelope when he tells us out and out lies.
One pro-Trump pundit argued last week, for example, that there’s “no such thing” as facts anymore. Corey Lewandowski added that American voters “understood that sometimes, when you have a conversation with people, whether it’s around the dinner table or at a bar, you’re going to say things, and sometimes you don’t have all the facts to back it up.”
Outgoing RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, who’ll soon become the White House chief of staff, was asked on CBS’s “Face the Nation” yesterday about Trump lying about voter fraud. Priebus, without proof, said it’s “possible” that millions of illegal ballots were cast. When host John Dickerson noted that there is no evidence to support such a claim, Priebus responded, “I think the president-elect is someone who has pushed the envelope and caused people to think in this country.”
This is, of course, bordering on madness. Asked to defend his boss’ demonstrable lie, the incoming White House chief of staff thinks it’s great that the president-elect is “pushing the envelope” – as if making transparently false claims to the nation is somehow cutting-edge….
This is no small moment. Americans are being told that their incoming president lied to them, got caught, and this is somehow a positive development that should inspire confidence in our reality-challenged leader….
When he lies, are Americans supposed to give Trump a pass because he likes to “push the envelope”? When the president chooses to replace the truth with ridiculous falsehoods, are we supposed to find this “refreshing” because most presidents at least try to be honest?