Wednesday, May 27, 2020

How Can You Tell When Donald Trump Is Lying?

Answer: When his fingers do the typing.

Two days ago Twitterman tweeted:

"I insisted on having the Republican National Convention in Charlotte" is just one of his quotidian whoppers, no biggie, like claiming Joe Scarborough killed someone or like saying all mail-in voting is fraudulent -- just a passing little lie that is supposed to sound like flattery.

When the fact is that Charlotte was the only city to bid for the 2020 Republican National Convention. The only one. (For the record, the Nevada Republican Party put in a request for Las Vegas, which was not supported by the city government nor by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.)

We could stage a good-sized tiff over just how misguided the six votes on the Charlotte City Council were to bring Trump and 50,000 of his flying monkeys to town, discounting of course the keen hindsight that a pandemic is giving us, but the fact that even Dallas, Texas, didn't bid for Trump's circus might have warned Charlotteans off this particular project.

Which is looking daily like a bigger burden than anybody bargained for. Roy Cooper could do worse than call this blowhard's bluff.

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