If Parson Weems, who wrote of little George Washington’s inability to tell a lie, were to write the story of Donald Trump and the cherry tree, you can bet that the president-to-be would be portrayed as saying “I would never lie, Father, I’m the hugest truth teller there is. And nobody has done more for cherry trees than me.” Lying is what Trump does. It is who he is. And this week we have seen how those lies could be twisted into a threat against democracy itself. We discuss the lies and this disturbing, potential turning point of a week with Kori Schake of the American Enterprise Institute, Ryan Goodman of “Just Security” and NYU Law School and with special guest Glenn Kessler of the Washington Post, co-author of an important new book “Donald Trump and His Assault on Truth: The President’s Falsehoods, Misleading Claims and Flat-Out Lies.” Don’t miss it.
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