November 29, 2017

LUCKY FOR HIM, GIVEN HIS REALITY:

New Reports Suggest Trump Might Not Be a Liar at All, But Truly Delusional (Jonathan Chait, 11/29/17, New York)

[N]ew reporting has opened up a second possibility: The president has lost all touch with reality.

The Washington Post and New York Times have accounts from insiders suggesting Trump habitually insists upon the impossible in private. He does not merely tell lies in order to gull the public, or to manipulate allies. He tells lies in private that he has no reason to tell. He still questions the authenticity of Barack Obama's birth, despite the birth certificate. He insists voter fraud may have denied him a popular vote triumph. He tells people Robert Mueller will wrap up his investigation, with a total vindication of the president, by the end of the year.

He questions whether the Access Hollywood tape, on which he was recorded boasting of sexual assault, is even him. (Both the Post and the Times describe Trump repeatedly denying the validity of the tape in private, "stunning his advisers," as the Times puts it.)



Posted by at November 29, 2017 7:18 AM

  

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