Trump doesn’t just lie, he now boasts about it

That Donald Trump lies incessantly is now an unquestioned fact. But we are now witnessing lying taken to the next level where he proudly boasts that he lies. In private remarks, Trump told a group of people at a fundraising dinner that at a meeting with Canada’s prime minister he had knowingly lied to him about the trade deficit. The only lying level left is the dreaded Lying Singularity where the lies feed upon themselves so much that they collapse into a black hole.

Seth Meyers looks at this lie as well as Trump’s lie about Japan’s use of bowling balls to keep out US cars.

Kevin Drum says that the reason that so few US cars sell in Japan can be placed squarely on US automakers who seem to have little interest in making cars that the Japanese public want or provide the high level of service that they expect from their auto dealers.


  1. cartomancer says

    American cars do what on average now? 20 gallons to the mile? Something like that.

  2. Mark Dowd says

    No no no, look. He doesn’t know the truth, but he knows that all foreigners are tricksy geniuses and all Americans are dumb fuck stoooopid with a capital DUH. Therefore, we must be “losing” on trade (and everything else) because we just suck so much. That’s True Patriotism 101.

    So it’s not a lie, it is a rational deduction from his assumed premises (which are completely real and not asinine bullshit that fell out of his ass). Therefore, heretofore, high score, Q.E.D.

  3. Kimpatsu100 says

    One reason that American cars don’t sell in Japan is that they are too big for the narrow Japanese streets. Honda and Toyota manufacture compact cars aimed specifically at the Japanese market for that reason. Not every country has the wide highways of the USA.

  4. Matt G says

    He’s like a child, testing the limits of what he can get away with. It turns out his supporters are also children, and just cheer him on. If people don’t care that you lie to them, then you own them.

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