Con Man Trump Admits Lying: Using Disinformation Strategy
Former President Donald Trump is convinced of his invincibility and ability to lie outright to his followers without facing any blowback or reckoning. He openly admitted that his steady stream of lies is a disinformation campaign.
Washington Post journalist Philip Rucker, a Pulitzer Prize, winning Journalist and co-author of the new book "I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump's Catastrophic Final Year," revealed a startling admission by the former President on Tuesday's broadcast of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" as to why Trump lied literally lied tens of thousands of times to his supporters and the American people.
In a moment of complete honesty, Trump admitted to a purposeful disinformation strategy. Rucker put it this way…
"We asked him why, as president, he thought it was OK for him to continually tell the American people things that were not true, to lie again and again and again."
And he said to us according to Rucker...
'You know, there's a beautiful word, and it's called disinformation.'"
The scorching tell-all book just released by Phillip Rucker and fellow Post journalist Carol Leonnig was in part based on an interview with Trump at his private Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, in March. The interview granted is a huge part of documenting the last months of his presidency that was Tuesday.
The admission of his disinformation strategy and fro that matter, his agreement to sit down and do the interview, given his attacks on the media in general and the Washington Post, Rucker and Leonnig in particular.
When asked why the former president agreed to the interview given the cleat animosities he has toward them and the Post, Leonnig suggested that the former president is addicted to the attention.
Leonnig went on to say…
" It is a sickness in some respects."
"However, I would argue part of the reason he sat with us for so long is that we were eager to hear his explanations ... his narrative of this incredible, consequential, and ultimately catastrophic year. We wanted him to have a chance to explain that."
Trump appears to be eager to let everyone know why he lost the election, which comes down to a combination of believing the election was rigged against him and "how often people around him failed him."
According to Leonnig …
"I think it's so interesting (Trump's) narrative is basically that he alone was the brilliant genius and everyone else was an enemy or a weak, paltry stand-in."
Carol Leonnig: 'Donald Trump Wants That Alternate Reality Out There.'