Has Donald Trump Ever Lied: Yes Or Yes?

Bruna Artigues Villa, Assistant News Editor

We have all supported a lost cause once or twice in our life, such as when my little cousin wanted to be a hairdresser and cut half of my aunt’s hair unevenly. I still believed in her. However, you also know a lost cause when you see it or at least when you get to know it better.

President Donald Trump is one of the most popular presidents in the history of the United States, to say it lightly, although I am not sure that is for the right reasons.

During his years of presidency, he has proved multiple times that he is not fully reliable. In fact, people would not be surprised to hear that he has lied a ton. Or hasn’t he?

Kayleigh McEnany, Trump’s Press Secretary, likes to support lost causes as well.

“You don’t think this president has lied to the American people?” asked CNN’s Chris Cuomo. “No, I don’t think the President has lied,” responded McEnany.

So, how can McEnany explain the words “I’ve already started building the wall,” when the wall is not there and the funding that the Congress approved was for repairs and fencing?

How can McEnany defend the words “It’s the biggest reduction in taxes in the history of this country” when it is not even greater than President Barack Obama’s?

How can McEnany prove that “The cages for kids were built by the Obama Administration in 2014 and that he had the policy of child separation? I ended it even as I realized that more families would then come to the Border!” when the kids were separated due to a policy from the Trump Administration?

All three statements by Trump are untrue, despite that McEnany continues to back them.

Some people love lost causes. Do not get me wrong, I love my cousin, but I knew she would not be a good hairdresser.

I guess there are people that just do not see it. The worst part is not his administration and himself covering up his lies, but that they are blaming his bad reputation due to bad media coverage.

“We’re talking about a president that constantly has things made up about him,” Mcenany said during the interview. “The president is lied about constantly…He’s frustrated with media coverage.”

Media can be wrong and biased sometimes, I will give you that. But how can one be defending someone who has said over 10,000 false or misleading claims? Yes, you are reading it right: 10,000. The Washington Post started a Fact Checker of every single one of Trump’s claims and the number keeps growing.

Even if the media is not always 100 percent right, how can one explain that more than half of one figure’s media coverage is negative? At this point it is not the media, it is Trump. It is his words and actions.

“If he didn’t lie, if he didn’t take things out of context, if he didn’t demonize people for being different, if he didn’t make it okay to be bigoted, then he wouldn’t get the same kind of criticism,” said Cuomo during the interview.

One gets what one deserves. And it is great to support your people, only if you realize that they can be wrong too.