"...and disregards the rest."--Paul Simon, "The Boxer
“Don’t believe the crap you see from these people, the fake news,” [President Trump] said, a command that was reportedly met with boos and hisses from the crowd. “I mean, I saw a piece on NBC today– NBC, not just CNN. CNN’s the worst. But I saw a piece on NBC. It was heart throbbing. They were interviewing people. They probably go through 20 and then pick the one that sounds like the worst. But they went through a group of people. In fact, I wanted to say, ‘I got to do something about this Trump.’”
To which he added: who you gonna believe, me, or your lyin' eyes?
“Just remember, what you are seeing and what you are reading is not what’s happening,” he said.
Yeah, I know, this sounds like Russian conspiracy-theories-as-misdirection; but I don't think Trump's being clever. I think he really believes what he says is true, whenever he says it. Like this, for example:
Tariffs are the greatest! Either a country which has treated the United States unfairly on Trade negotiates a fair deal, or it gets hit with Tariffs. It’s as simple as that - and everybody’s talking! Remember, we are the “piggy bank” that’s being robbed. All will be Great!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2018
America’s largest nail manufacturer, Mid-Continent Nail, located in a Missouri county that voted 79 percent for Trump, says it is shedding hundreds of jobs and will likely have to shut down by Labor Day due to Trump's tariffs. https://t.co/edjXmoEt1d— 🌊_Willow_🌊 #Resist #GlovesOff (@Fuzzy_Fuzzbutt) July 24, 2018