REALITY CHECK: Trump’s Chief of Staff Says ‘Every Single Thing He’s Done Has Been Factual’

Dispatch From Bizarro World: Donald Trump’s incoming Chief of Staff appeared on Fox News Sunday and demonstrated just how far from reality these people have strayed. In an interview with Chris Wallace, Reince Priebus dodged and weaved for twelve minutes, avoiding direct answers to simple questions. For instance, he wavered on whether Trump still doesn’t accept that Russia hacked the election to benefit his campaign. In fact, Priebus implied that the CIA and the FBI might be lying in their assessments. Apparently, like his boss, he puts more trust in Vladimir Putin than in the American intelligence community.

Reince Priebus

However, there was an enlightening exchange toward the end that perfectly epitomizes the alternate reality that Trumpsters inhabit. Wallace wondered whether there was any talk within the Trump camp about “damping down [his] provocative remarks.” Priebus first denied that he says anything provocative. Then he made this stunning declaration:

“I think every single thing he’s done has been factual and has been in line with where 80 percent of the American people are at.”

Seriously? Donald Trump may be the most flagrantly dishonest politician in history. His prodigious lying is well documented (see the Trump Bullshitopedia) In 2015, PolitiFact’s Lie of the Year was “The campaign misstatements of Donald Trump.” They couldn’t even settle on a single lie, they had to designate his entire collection of falsehoods. And Trump’s PolitiFact report card reveals that he lies far more frequently than anyone else they have ever reviewed. He currently has a record 62 “Pants-on-Fire” lies contributing to 69 percent “Mostly False” or worse.

As for being in line with 80 percent of the American people, that’s a number Priebus pulled from – let’s say thin air. Trump didn’t even get 50 percent of the American people to vote for him. And Hillary Clinton’s popular vote margin is nearing 3,000,000. Trump now has the lowest favorability of any president-elect.

To say that everything Trump’s done has been factual dumps a new whopper on top of the pile that Trump has already built. But it does reinforce the Trump Doctrine of doubling down on whatever they say, no matter how ludicrous. Trump has still never admitted that there weren’t thousands of Muslims in New Jersey celebrating 9/11. He still clings to the the nonsense that millions of Clinton votes were illegal. And he continues to insist that America’s corporate taxes are the highest in the world, there are more murders now than in the past 45 years, and that climate change is a hoax. None of those things are true.

Despite his atrocious record on truth-telling, Trump regards himself as a paragon of veracity. Last year he told Greta Van Susteren of Fox News that “I don’t lie. In fact, if anything, I’m so truthful that it gets me in trouble. They say I’m too truthful.” Yeah, right. Obviously everything above negates that delusional self-appraisal.

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13 thoughts on “REALITY CHECK: Trump’s Chief of Staff Says ‘Every Single Thing He’s Done Has Been Factual’

  1. Donald Trump believes he never lies. Like many psychotic people, he believes that if he says something it automatically becomes the truth. His supporters seem to be equally as out of touch with reality because, even when he spews the opposite of an earlier statement, they still believe him.
    Either enough Americans wake up or this country is doomed.

  2. It should be noted, as alluded to in the article, that it is not just Drumpf that lies whenever his lips are moving. Lying appears to be the newest strategy by most, if not all, republicans at one time or another. It is, in fact, expected that they will lie at any given time on any subject. The best example of this is an exchange in the Vice Presidential debate where a number of Drumpf’s statements were asked of Pence and he, as expected, denied they were ever said. The next day a Democratic political ad came out with Drumpf saying something and then, from the debate, Pence denying he said it. It was prepared so fast by Democrats that all they had to do was “fill in the blanks” with Pence’s answers. The sad fact is such a high percentage of Americans believe the lies at face value. They do not even want to hear the facts showing the comments were lies. This portends a dark period in American political history.

    • yes,yes,you are so right!!.Everything that appears on such truth as newscorpse MUST be understood and beleived!!…here have another sip of cool-aid!! And you are so right ,that half the american people do not know what truth is….,I wonder which half it is!!!,HA HA

      • Perhaps you would like to comment on the example I detailed from the VP debate.

  3. Aw, you make it too easy to give a perfect example of the moronic people that believe the lies spewed by Drumpf and nearly every republican. No, it is not just News Corpse that writes about the lies. Other, legitimate news sources also have commented on the lies. Probably not the news sources you listen to. And no, you can keep your Kool Aid. We aren’t interested in becoming delusional like you people.

  4. Reince must LOVE sucking TDump’s….ring then. Only someone that did that, would BUY the bullsh*t Donnie DUmphole is selling. What an as*hole TDump is.

  5. They simply are do not have the capacity of knowing the difference between facts, beliefs and opinions.. Zero…Nada…zilch.
    A total blank. It’s like saying they’re a gourmet food chef because ” that’s what it says on the box”. Not a shred of critical thinking required. Zero…Nada….zilch.

  6. Drumpf brings a new title to the White House – prevaricator in chief, also, asshole in charge.

  7. A new word I learned we all need to become familiar with:

    Kakistocracy (kæk?s?t?k??si) is a term meaning a state or country run by the worst, least qualified, or most unscrupulous citizens. The word was first coined by English author Thomas Love Peacock in 1829, but was rarely used until the 21st century.

  8. Obviously, we misheard the fool. Clearly, he must mean “fatuous.” Only way he can possibly make that statement make sense, right?

  9. “Everything he’s done has been factual.” Everything anyone has done is “factual” if they did it. Is English Priebus’ second language???

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