Lying Donald Trump Can’t Be Trusted, and That Needs to Stop Now
By The Denver Post Editorial Board
PUBLISHED: January 25, 2017 at 2:29 pm | UPDATED: January 26, 2017 at 8:49
The United States of America deserves to have a president who tells the truth.
The fact that we feel compelled to make this observation, so early in the new presidency of Donald Trump, suggests that the country is in for a long and miserable four years. Trump and his spokesman, Sean Spicer, need to start telling the truth.
Trump’s gut reliance on making claims that were demonstrably untrue worked fabulously for him on the campaign trail. He eviscerated opponents and knocked back investigative news stories with disturbing frequency and success. His doing so was one of the many reasons we could not and did not support his campaign.
But if he is to lead the country with an ambitious agenda to reverse the course of the Obama presidency, and the resulting congressional gridlock so hated across the land, then the new president needs to have the trustworthiness and transparency that will allow him to develop some level of bipartisan support.