Clippings: “The Blatant Lie” (Sept. 20, 2018)

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“[Kim Jong Un] speaks, and his people sit up at attention. I want
my people to do the same.,”

Donald J. Trump, to Fox News in an interview after his meeting
the North Korean leader.
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Willful Blindness. See “The crisis isn’t Trump. It’s his Republican enablers”
observing that Trump’s flaws lie in plain sight: it’s the GOP that pretends blindness.
Read Ezra Klein on this at:
https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/9/6/17825406/trump-woodward-op-ed-nyt-anonymous-impeachment

The Blatant Lie. Wondering why Americans believe Trump’s outright
lies? Read the indispensable Anne Applebaum: “Once again, Putin gives us a lesson
on the usefulness of the blatant lie” (Article attached) at:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/once-again-putin-gives-us-a-lesson-on-the-usefulness-of-the-blatant-lie/2018/09/14/abf6cce2-b798-11e8-a7b5-adaaa5b2a57f_story.html?utm_term=.5d400ec1040b&wpisrc=nl_ideas&wpmm=

Trump Inc. Are Donald Trump and family keeping their promise to separate
the Trump Organization from the Trump White House? If you have some doubts, look
at “Trump Inc,” a project of Propublica and WNYC, at:
https://www.propublica.org/series/trump-inc

Also, don’t miss the podcasts from Trump Inc, available through iTunes University
and other places.