RIBEIRÃO PRETO, SP – (Opinion) Donald Trump consciously used lies to bolster his presidency, starting with his inaugural address, where he claimed more people had gathered to watch him take office than had watched Obama eight years previously.
Trump’s lies were many and variegated, often wrapped in the idiosyncratic security blanket his press agent called “alternative facts”. The Washington Post has collected over 20,000 lies and misrepresentations made during his four years in office. They egregiously include denying his own racism, while calling all brown-skinned migrants from beyond the Rio Grande “bad hombres” and all BLM protesters . . .