Evangelicals, how long do you apologize for Trump’s lies and vulgarity?

Evangelicals, how long do you apologize for Trump’s lies and vulgarity?

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Liar, Liar

Lies are central to the rise of authoritarianism.

What else does Trump lie about to his wife, family, friends (?), employees, suppliers, investors, accountant, personal attorney, Attorney General, Cabinet, House of Representatives, Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), National Archives, Supreme Court, Senate, Whitehouse staff, world leaders, and of course, the American people?!

The cumulative time and scope of his lying is stunning and pathologic. So why do his apologists and sycophants say nothing?

How can it be that so many millions voted for a man who failed in everything he ever tried—a man who started more than a score of businesses and every one failed, who cheated repeatedly on three wives before each marriage failed, who is despised by even members of his own family, who went out of his way nearly every day to show that he is a racist and a sexist, a man who has been caught, according to the Washington Post, in more than 30,000+ lies in just the four years he was president, who cheated at nearly everything including golf, how is it that such a man is held up as a paragon of virtue by nearly half of the electorate? Something has gone seriously off the rails.


“Yes, I know Trump said (tweeted) this, and it is not something I would’ve said, but…..,” followed by an endless stream of whataboutisms. We’ve heard this lame apology thousands of times by thousands of apologists. How many apologies does he deserve?

Trump is a pathological liar in that he has told lies every day throughout his former presidency, and continues to do so. But if you’re going to tell me all politicians lie, then what do we tell our kids? Do we continue to try to teach them to not lie, but in the case of politics, it’s okay to lie? How absurd is that!

Pathological liars are masters of the bullshit.

Let’s face it, we all need to accept the truth that the former president was and is an incredible liar on a scale that is extremely weird and destructive. We need to stop apologizing for it or trying to spin it away, and we need to make him accountable for it. Otherwise, what kind of spineless parents and citizens are we?


Trump knows exactly what he’s doing. He doesn’t care about you any more than he cares about anybody else. He’s in it for himself, and will lie about anything to anybody, anywhere, anytime that serves his selfish purposes.

In Dystrumpia, we are all Trump’s Chumps.



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Gaslighting America: Why We Love It When Trump Lies to Us by Amanda Carpenter
Red State Christians: Understanding the Voters Who Elected Donald Trump by Angela Denker
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