A quick search of the web reveals more than thirty thousand pages with the words “Trump tells it like it is.” Only a few more than eight thousand pages feature the alternative story, that “Trump tells it like it isn’t.” Is President-Elect Donald Trump a truth-teller or a liar? Today, the evidence is in plain sight.
On December 15, Donald Trump tweeted out the following message to the world:
“If Russia, or some other entity, was hacking, why did the White House wait so long to act? Why did they only complain after Hillary lost?” We know this is no idle Tweet, no slip of the tongue, because he originally misspelled the word “wait” as “waite,” going back to correct his spelling… but not to correct the record to match with fact.
For the proof that actual historical fact contradicts Donald Trump’s intentional Tweet (making it a downright lie to America), we need look no further than pre-election headlines:
- “AGENCIES LOOK INTO RUSSIAN HACKING: Election disruption attempts suspected” (Washington Post, September 6 2016
- “US OFFICIALS WARN RUSSIA OVER HACKING” (Wall Street Journal, September 8 2016)
- “Russia Is Sternly Warned to Stay Out of U.S. Elections” (New York Times, September 8 2016)
- “U.S. investigating potential covert Russian plan to disrupt November elections” (Washington Post, September 9 2016
- “CIA Director Brennan warns of hacking” (Associated Press, September 12 2016)
- “Obama blasts Trump on Russia, compares Putin to Saddam” (Press TV, September 14 2016)
- “US officially accuses Russia of hacking DNC and interfering with election;
- Administration says ‘only Russia’s senior-most officials’ could have signed off on cyber-attacks and urges states to seek federal security aid for voting systems” (The Guardian, October 7 2016)
- “U.S. ACCUSES RUSSIA OF HACKING MEANT TO INFLUENCE ELECTION” (Washington Post, October 8 2016)
- “U.S. Accuses Russia of Directing Hacks to Influence the Election” (New York Times, October 8 2016)
- “U.S. officially condemns Russia over hacking” (Washington Post, October 9 2016)
- “US blames Russia for cyber attacks” (Sunday Tribune, October 9 2016)
- “Obama Considers ‘Proportional’ Response to Russian Hacking in U.S. Election” (New York Times, October 12 2016)
These are just a few highlights from a flood of news stories on the subject. It is absolutely obvious that what Donald Trump is saying is untrue. The only mystery is why Trump speaks such falsehood. So will we have a president who is so woefully uninformed that he won’t even check the newspapers before acting, or will we have a president who knows the truth but is willing to flagrantly flout it? Regardless of the answer, the effect is the same: we can expect four years of a presidency based on lies.