I recently saw a Trump supporter claiming, unsurprisingly, that everyone’s lying except Trump. Of course, I could be lying. According to the Washington Post, Trump has made over 13,000 lying or deceitful statements since being in office. For those who did their homework before he became the great protector of the unborn (ah, there’s one born every minute!) he was known as a crooked businessman to begin with. With well over a thousand lawsuits against him even before being elected, we have no choice but to believe the entire legal system is lying, as well as anyone who’s had business dealings with him. I’m just so glad that we have such a moral, upstanding paragon of Christ-like behavior in the Oval Office. Never mind that all those witnesses in the impeachment case were speaking under oath—they all lie, but Trump. Hey Donald, is that your real hair?
Ironically, some of the people making such claims hold the belief that divorce is not excused in the gospels (see Matthew 5:32, but Jesus could’ve been lying here—he’s not Donald Trump, after all). It’s a matter of public record that Trump is twice divorced. It’s a matter of sworn legal testimony that he paid hush-money to cover up affairs while married. Well, that is if we believe this lying world rather than the one, solid, shining bastion of truth in the White House. Someone once said (but he may have been lying) that it is easier for a camel to pass through an eye of a needle that for a rich man to get into heaven. Just sayin’.
I have said before that all politicians lie. It comes with the territory and only the most naive among us don’t accept that fact. There is a difference, however, between the occasional mistruth and a lifetime, documented record of indiscriminate lying. If it weren’t for the fact that all facts are lies (except those Trump makes up) we would see that the phenomenon of pathological lying is well known. The presidency of the United States has never before tolerated a pathological liar. But then again, they never had an incumbent more Christian than Jesus himself. Now I think I remember who made that crack about rich guys. He also said something about having no place to lay his head. If he’d been born rich, though, you can bet the gospel message would’ve been very different. Too bad the Bible lies. If it didn’t such musings as this would hardly be necessary. I could be lying, of course. It is, after all, the new truth.