Trump Doesn’t Even Bother to Cover Up His Lies Anymore

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It seems like forever ago, but just this week there was a vote in the House on a compromise immigration bill, which is known as the “Goodlatte 2” bill. On Wednesday, the bill failed by a large margin of 121 “yes” votes to 301 “no”. Over 100 Republicans voted against the bill.

On Saturday, Trump tweeted that he never pushed House Republicans to support the bill, or its predecessor “Goodlatte 1”:

In case it gets deleted from Twitter–you’ll see why shortly–here is the text of the tweet:

I never pushed the Republicans in the House to vote for the Immigration Bill, either GOODLATTE 1 or 2, because it could never have gotten enough Democrats as long as there is the 60 vote threshold. I released many prior to the vote knowing we need more Republicans to win in Nov.

However, he tweeted this on Wednesday, just prior to the vote, in all-caps, no less:

Again, here is the text:

HOUSE REPUBLICANS SHOULD PASS THE STRONG BUT FAIR IMMIGRATION BILL, KNOWN AS GOODLATTE II, IN THEIR AFTERNOON VOTE TODAY, EVEN THOUGH THE DEMS WON’T LET IT PASS IN THE SENATE. PASSAGE WILL SHOW THAT WE WANT STRONG BORDERS & SECURITY WHILE THE DEMS WANT OPEN BORDERS = CRIME. WIN!

He publically states, on Twitter for all to see, that House Republicans should pass the immigration bill on Wednesday and then claims on Saturday, again on Twitter, that he never told Republicans to support the bill. In the Saturday tweet, he says he “never pushed” Republicans. So what do you call an all-caps tweet hours prior to the vote? A gentle suggestion?

Trump is so used to lying and so incapable of feeling any shame for it, he tweets out a lie and doesn’t even bother to delete the original tweet, the obvious evidence of his lie. The man doesn’t care. He will say anything to protect himself, advance his cause of the day, or just make himself look good.

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twayner
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twayner

I suspect tRump didn’t delete the earlier nonsense because he didn’t know how to (obvious) and no one told him how, or even that it would have been a great way to lie again!

Bartley Deason
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Bartley Deason

I’m not all that convinced that Donnie John even “knows” when (or that) he is lying. It’s been a part of his entire life and he seems to be oblivious to his lying. What’s obvious to others is unbeknownst to Donnie.

Amazingly Stupified
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Trump is bathing in lies, and his base either does not recognize it, laughs it off as an eccentricity, or totally live in a world of denial. The influence of Russia on the political process is severely damaging the very foundation of this nation. The fact Republicans turn their back on it, is unconscionable. I would say the best course of action would be for the best Republicans who put the country before the Trump, leave, resign the Republican party. Start their own, join demos, or become independents. But get the frig out of there and stand for something you… Read more »