Trump: There Is No Proof of Anything

You might remember that recently the current president decided to up the ante on his fear mongering about the caravan of migrants headed towards our southern border by tweeting this:

The vice president and several senior administration officials subsequently affirmed the claim about Middle Easterners being part of the caravan.

On Tuesday, the president was asked for proof of that claim and he admitted there was none. Then he said something that tells us all we need to know about the Liar-in-Chief.

If there is no proof of anything, Trump can say whatever he wants and never be proven wrong. With that, he gives his twisted little mind carte blanche to say anything he can dream up and pretend like he’s some kind of genius. Lately, he’s becoming exponentially more brazen. That is why people like Jim Wallis have referred to the president as not simply immoral, but amoral. He doesn’t struggle with moral questions, he has no moral compass at all.

Beyond the fact that the current occupant of the Oval Office doesn’t bother to even try to distinguish between the truth and a lie, this amorality represents the most important way that Trump colludes with Russia. I will once again remind you of what Peter Pomerantsev wrote.

But insisting on the lie, the Kremlin intimidates others by showing that it is in control of defining ‘reality.’ This is why it’s so important for Moscow to do away with truth. If nothing is true, then anything is possible.

Vladimir Putin is definitely getting his money’s worth out of this president.

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