Tuesday, July 24, 2018

"A Man Hears What He Wants To Hear...."

"...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:

The piggy bank being robbed now is the American taxpayer, because Trump wants to spend $12 billion to bail out farmers hurt by his tariffs (temporarily, i.e., just until November).  Not that that will put Mid-Continental Nail back in business:

Or help out anyone effected by steel and aluminum tariffs,  or other tariffs that hit car manufacturers (most cars made in America are made with parts from other countries).   Yeah, don't believe what you read OR what you see!  Especially if Trump writes it or says it.

1 comment:

  1. I don't know if it's true or not but one of my relatives who is a carpenter says that the nails imported from China are inferior to the ones that used to be made domestically. If this leads to the quality of nails being used in American construction to be seriously inferior, the effects of that could be far worse than even this.

    Trump is an idiot, the Republican-fascist party are idiots. I think this is a result of giving college grads whose careers emphasized management and money and bean counting with a total lack of practical knowledge and experience control of everything. You should hear his stories of the idiotic designs they're expected to just, somehow, make happen when architects who only know how to draw pictures are put in charge of construction projects and the cost increases associated with them having to figure out how to build something that looks like the pictures that will stay up, never mind work.

    And Trump doesn't even know that, knowing only PR and lying and conning people.