Donald Trump’s Tweet has unintentionally outed Donald Trump as a Liar
by Ryan Nelson
Donald Trump’s recent tweet about Michael Wolff’s book Fire and Fury, including a section where he lashes out at Steve Bannon for something he said in the book, is a self-contradicting piece of literature. If the book is a “complete work of fiction,’ as the President asserts, then he has no reason to be upset with Steve Bannon, as Bannon’s quote in the book, if logic follows, would also be false.
This is it. This is the one. THE tweet that finally reveals Donald Trump as a liar. We got him, folks. That’s it. Game Over. Reset.
I am under no collusion , sorry, illusion, that the President Donald Trump’s career will be ended by his tweets. But hindsight has a larger magnifying glass than we do now. The time we live in now (the Trump presidency) will be studied in detail years from now.
Make no mistake. We are living in an historical time. If what the President is accused of is true, we are not going to just lose a president, we are going to lose a Presidency. Almost all of them, with the exception maybe of John Kelly, the President’s Chief of Staff.
If the Dossier compiled by ex-MI6 agent Richard Steele turns out to be true, Russia has deliberately influenced and interfered sovereign country’s democratic elections. If Donald Trump has been found to have colluded with Russia, then Russia is a bad actor and should rightfully be excommunicated from the United Nations.
Once the whole story is revealed, people will look back at the President’s tweets and see him telling his story on twitter. Most of it will be garbage, but, like a diamond in the rough, Donald J. Trump accidentally lets the truth out.
For those who are not following the story of instant bestseller Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff, it is a salacious new publication focusing on Mr. Trump’s first 100 days in office.
Long story short: Trump, from Camp David, and flanked by 10 republican representatives, spoke on the book this morning: “I consider it a work of fiction and I consider it a disgrace.”
Ok. According to Donald Trump, Fire and Fury is a lie. Everyone following me? This is important.
One of the more salacious quotes from Fire and Fury comes from Steve Bannon, commenting on how the now infamous Trump Tower/Russia meeting was a bad idea. The campaign representative that set up the meeting: Donald Trump Jr.
Steve Bannon is quoted as saying:
“Even if you thought that this was not treasonous, or unpatriotic, or bad sh*t, and I happen to think it’s all of that, you should have called the FBI immediately.”
So, according to Trump, this Bannon quote, released in this false book for the first time ever would fall under the category of untrue. Then why is the President mad at Steve Bannon? Steve Bannon didn’t say those things about Don Jr, it was untrue.
Here is the tweet from Trump about Steve Bannon (Trump starts in reference to ‘enemy author’ Michael Wolff, thus contradicting himself in the same tweet):
“Micheal Wolff is a total loser who made up stories in order to sell this boring and untruthful book. He used Sloppy Steve Bannon, who cried when he got fired and begged for his job. Now Sloppy Steve has been dumped like a dog by almost everyone. Too bad!”
Wait a second, did you see that?
Go ahead: reread the tweet. I’ll wait…
Ok, ready? We have two things in that tweet that cannot possibly be true.
1. Fire and Fury is a book of lies.
2. Steve Bannon is quoted in this false book
saying some very offensive things about Trump’s family.
Shouldn’t the president be fine with this fake quote attributed to one of his biggest advocates, inside or outside the White House?
The fundamental conclusion is this:
Fire and Fury is either true or false. If it is false, then the President has no reason to be mad at Steve Bannon. If Fire and Fury is true, then Trump has every reason to be mad at Steve Bannon.
The President is really, really mad at Steve Bannon. How can Donald Trump call a book completely false and then react to the quotes in it as it they were true?
I have seen this before at Fox News. As I like to give names to things, Let’s call it the Foxtrot (or Fauxtrot, I haven’t decided). Our favorite Fox MC is Sean Hannity, or as I have dubbed him, Shannity. So Hannity claims that the Fake News (basically, every other news outlet besides Fox) has never told the truth about Donald Trump, harboring hate for the President.
Ok, I can respect that, if that is your opinion. But you can’t call it a lie and then, almost in the same breath, cite a very small sliver of truth in that same story. It is either all fake, or none fake. You can’t have your cake and eat it too, Mr. President. Or was it ice cream?