Trump Fiction: All Pomp, no Circumstance

Trump Fiction: All Pomp, no Circumstance

Is there nothing this man will not lie about? Here’s a tale about his self-professed academic achievements. Finished first in his class? Er, not so much. Maybe not in the top quintile. Attended Wharton graduate school? Records say, Trump who? Coming from a guy...
Trump Fiction: Fake Fake News

Trump Fiction: Fake Fake News

Recently The-Man-Who-Would-Be-President got himself into more hot water and tried to lie his way out of a lie by claiming “sort of a double negative.” There is increasing awareness that almost all of what he says should be suspect. Virtually everything he...
Emoluments (it’s juicier than you think)

Emoluments (it’s juicier than you think)

Who knew a dry subject like “Emoluments” (according to Webster: the returns arising from office or employment usually in the form of compensation or perquisites) could be interesting? The history involves live lions, a gold box with 408 diamonds, elephant...
Trump Fiction: Soybeans v. Edamame

Trump Fiction: Soybeans v. Edamame

Mr. “I alone can fix it” continues to lie for the sake of justifying the unsupportable. Recently he got it wrong about farmers and soybeans, claiming the fall in prices resulted from “bad (terrible) Trade Deals” (it didn’t). Since much of...
Trump Fiction: Germany Captive to Russia?

Trump Fiction: Germany Captive to Russia?

The executive blunderbuss is at it again, shooting off his mouth without checking for the truth. This time, July 11, at the NATO Conference in Brussels, he berated Germany for being “captive” to Russia due to getting “60-70% of their energy from...