It is no longer news to suggest the president is a liar, of course, but in my experience, I have not seen much advice on how to deal with that. I think we should view it in the same context in which we now view twisted priests.
Yes, but here is my argument. Those of you who are Catholic and of a certain age (I am 70 and have not been to church in quite a bit, no offense intended) were raised by parents who thought nothing, in most cases, could be more believable than a priest.
They taught us religion courses in high school, acted as chaplains for our Boy Scout troops, baptized our new brothers and sisters and preached each Sunday thematically and in some cases, very, very well.
Well, we all know where that led. Okay, let me be up front. I wanted to be a priest when I was a young man and I still know a lot of former and current priests who are very good men in every measure. But I also knew some scoundrels. Real scoundrels.
Those priests, you just automatically rejected whatever they suggested. We all knew that and we all did that, which made teaching us miserable for them, and quite jolly for us. I could translate Latin by the time I was 14. That’s pretty good.
But that was about me, not about priests.
They earned our disrespect with their perversions and inappropriate behaviors, which were defining and so revealing you have to wonder what our parents were thinking. I would argue the same is now true for President Trump.
Right out of the gate, you can’t believe a single word the man says about anything. He’s on a tear right now about Twitter, which told its users he was not to be trusted (finally!) after he tweeted some nonsense about a TV host. That the man tweets nonsense is no longer news, at all. You just have to assume, up front, that it’s all nonsense.
This would all be hilarious except he is no longer a TV clown, he is a federal clown, at least until we all gather together and de-clown him in November. He’s going to claim then that the election was stolen from him, I am sure, and you can write that off as a lie from the minute he says it.
I don’t recommend wading through electoral college math to convince yourself of what happens in November. Just look at what Trump says and assume the exact opposite and you will be just fine. He is that much of a bone head.
Just as we learned the difficult truth about some priests (and note, I said SOME priests) we have now learned all the difficult truth we need to learn about this president. He is a useless blabbermouth with a potty mind and the instincts of a biting insect. So steer clear or slap him with a newspaper or something.
But do not look to him for news or advice about anything.
My trusted news source is The New York Times. It should be yours, too, but if you insist on watching Fox News, consider it as comedy, not as news. At least that way you can get a chuckle out of what they think is important.
Stay cheery and wear a mask just because it infuriates those people who have not yet adjusted their heads to deceit from the White House!