It’s that simple. Representative Mark Amodei (R-NV2) supports Donald Trump’s campaign for the presidency of the United States of America. [KENV-tv]
And, what is he endorsing?
Donald J. Trump is a textbook case of Projection. “Psychological projection is a theory in psychology in which humans defend themselves against their own unconscious impulses or qualities (both positive and negative) by denying their existence in themselves while attributing them to others.”
Representative Amodei is endorsing a man whose relationship with the truth is tenuous at best and oppositional at worst. He is supporting a man who in 2007 lied at least 30 times in a deposition:
“That deposition — 170 transcribed pages — offers extraordinary insights into Trump’s relationship with the truth. Trump’s falsehoods were unstrategic — needless, highly specific, easy to disprove. When caught, Trump sometimes blamed others for the error or explained that the untrue thing really was true, in his mind, because he saw the situation more positively than others did.”
And yet this man had the temerity to call Secretary Hillary Clinton a pathological liar? However, that’s not all. There’s a web page devoted to Donald Trump’s lies, and as of May 13, 2016 the count was up to 366. Trump has kept the folks at Politifact busy, they’ve started a compilation of Trump’s falsehoods. There’s also a listing of the number of occasions in which Mr. Trump’s declarations have earned their “Pants On Fire” designation. Those wanting to see an up-to-date fact check of Mr. Trump’s speech on foreign policy should see Politifact’s piece on that performance.
How would the comparative truthfulness of the candidates be shown in chart form? Here it is:
Representative Amodei would recommend we vote for the candidate who is behind only Michele Bachman in the Pants On Fire category, and who has made the fewest number of TRUE pronouncements? It would be interesting to hear how Representative Amodei might respond to an inquiry such as – How can you tell people to vote for someone whose statements are mostly false, false, or Pants on Fire false?
For that matter, why would anyone want to vote for a man who endorses the Liar’s Liar?