Our President has a pathological need to lie. While he often uses Twitter to decry “fake news” (as he does in the tweet pictured above) the truth is that Trump’s Twitter account is one of the biggest sources of fake news on the internet.
Many examples of this abound but today’s tweet pictured above provides a particularly undeniable example as President Trump responded to reports that his Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch, in a meeting with Senator Blumenthal, condemned Trump’s attacks on “so-called” Federal judges. The reports were confirmed Ron Bonjean, Judge Gorsuch’s White House appointed spokesman for the confirmation, but that did not stop Trump from his predictable Twitter tantrum as he tweeted that Blumenthal misrepresented what Judge Gorsuch said. But that lie from Trump is not the subject of this posting. While President Trump offers many lies to choose from, I have one you can verify with your own eyes.
Trump claims in the related tweet pictured above that “Chris Cuomo, in his interview with Sen. Blumenthal, never asked him about his long-term lie about his brave “service” in Vietnam.” Trump’s claim that Senator Blumenthal lied about serving in Vietnam is quite reasonable.
However, Trump’s claim that Chris Cuomo never asked Blumenthal about that is demonstrably false. The problem for Trump is that the interview was broadcast and we can see for ourselves what Cuomo asked. Here is Cuomo’s interview with Blumenthal.
Cuomo’s very first question is about Trump’s allegations that Blumenthal cannot be believed because he misrepresented his military record in the past. It’s right there, Cuomo asking the exact question Trump falsely says Cuomo did not ask. To be fair, Senator Blumenthal did not answer that question, preferring instead to talk about what Judge Gorsuch told him, but Cuomo did ask.
As are many lies by this President, it is about something fairly inconsequential. The problem is that he seems to prefer these fantasies over reality.