Pathological Liar Trump Sinks to Making Up ‘Quotes’ By a Congressman as His Impeachment Fears Grow

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This week Congress returned from its summer recess and almost immediately got to work by voting to proceed with an inquiry into Donald Trump and the case for his impeachment. The House Judiciary Committee passed a resolution that set the procedures and rules for future impeachment investigation hearings. Committee chair Jerry Nadler made clear that Trump’s conduct “poses a threat to our democracy,” and that “We have an obligation to respond to this threat.”

The dagger dangling precariously over Trump’s intellectually numb skull is having an impact on his already panicked temperament. Under ordinary conditions (if there were any) Trump would be behaving erratically. But with the looming prospect of impeachment, he has leapt off the cliff’s edge and is hurtling into the abyss of his psychoses. That would explain his tweet Thursday morning that purported to be a quote by Rep. Al Green:

By now most American know that Trump is a pathological liar who has been documented to have told more than 12,000 lies since his inauguration. Most recently he outdid himself by lying about the path of Hurricane Dorian. He even altered official weather maps, bullied NOAA officials to concur with his flagrant falsehoods, and chastised the Fox News White House correspondent for not backing him up.

However, the tweet above goes much further down the rabid hole of paranoia and deceit. The words Trump attributed to Rep. Green as a quote was never said by Green. At best, Trump is wildly distorting comments made by Green four months ago when he was interviewed on MSNBC (video below):

Host Phillip Mena: Are you concerned that impeachment talk may actually help the President’s reelection?
Green: I’m concerned if we don’t impeach this president, he will get re-elected. If we don’t impeach him he will say that he’s been vindicated. He will say that the Democrats had an overwhelming majority in the House and they didn’t take up impeachment. […] We must impeach this president. If we don’t, it’s not the soul of the nation that will be at risk only, it’s the soul of the Congress.

So Green wasn’t saying that Trump couldn’t be beat, nor that impeachment was a response to the fallacy of him being unbeatable. He was merely answering the question by noting what Trump would say if Democrats didn’t proceed with impeachment. And he was acknowledging the possibility of Trump’s reelection, which any reasonable political analyst would concede exists. But no one could plausibly interpret those remarks the way Trump did in his wholly dishonest tweeting of a fake quote. And to drive that point home, Green replied to Trump’s tweet with one of his own:

Trump lies so often that it’s becoming a passe affair that gets ignored in the press. That should never happen. He’s still the President and such dishonesty is an abhorrent trait that must be called out as a destructive assault on democracy every time it happens. But inventing quotes by members of Congress takes his noxious behavior light years down the road to tyranny. It cannot be tolerated by patriotic Americans. And the fear that triggers this sort of moral fraudulence must be recognized as a dangerous manifestation of mental infirmity. By making up quotes about his impeachment, Trump is only affirming the necessity that he be impeached.

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Inzane
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Inzane
Trump believes being president allows him to do anything…what the people need to understand is being president means he is to SERVE ALL Americans and do the right thing for ALL of them. The lazy ones out there need to wake-up and realize this country is circling the drain on the world scene. Our greatest challenge is making this country more secure and productive, healthier, and opening up more opportunities for immigrants to join us in improving our lives and giving the U.S. a bright future ahead as a world leader. Getting closer to our allies and working with them… Read more »
Chris Whitley
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Chris Whitley

Trump has broken the law. He has done impeachable offenses. If the House does not hold him accountable who will. The senate is green lighting his crimes because they fear him the most. That is what this Mongrel has brought us to. This is not a dog pissing on the shrubs. This is a president pissing on the constitution of the United States.

Rowdy Girl
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Rowdy Girl
“This is the president pissing on the Constitution of th United States.” (Thank you Chris Whitley). Plant that image in your head and go forth proclaiming the need for impeachment. Proclaim it to your senators, your representatives, your next door neighbor for goodness sake. We must become a rumble that rises so loudly, it cannot be ignored. And then, if the senate fails to do their job, we must vote him out with such a clean sweep, that it will drive the haters deep down into their slimy holes until they drown in their own putrid self filth.
scorpio57
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scorpio57

I was against impeachment for a long time but I am definitely for it NOW!!!!!!!!!