Lying is unacceptable — especially when it’s by the president

By Dr. Jesse Lewis, Sr. 

Dr. Jesse Lewis, Sr.
Dr. Jesse Lewis, Sr.

It does not make any difference whether you are male or female, black or white, rich or poor, Democrat or Republican. Can you imagine the leader of the greatest country in all the world is the biggest liar that God has ever made?

Here is a man that not only lies every time he opens his mouth, but whenever he goes to sleep he dreams of lying. It is amazing that 85 percent of all the Republicans in America accept Donald Trump’s lying and applaud him for it.

Last week he made a statement asking if anyone heard about what happened in Sweden. The world knows that nothing happened in Sweden four nights ago. Three days ago, he stood before CPAC, the conservative arm of the Republican Party, and stated again, “I told you something happened in Sweden.” For this dumb statement, several people stood up and applauded him.

Anyone that has an ounce of sense is well aware of what Donald Trump is hiding. What he does not want to happen is for him to release his income tax, returns and have an investigation into his relationship with Russia. He is well aware of the fact that this story is going to come to fruition. The reason he keeps screaming fake news and lying press is because when the story breaks, no one will believe it is factual; especially his base.

It is important that the media stays focused on the issue, which is: Donald Trump’s relationship with Russia, and unveiling all of their previous business transactions.

Donald Trump does not believe in the freedoms provided in the First Amendment as they relate to freedom of the press. His plans are, in the very near future, to build a media organization that will completely eliminate NBC, CBS, and CNN. His only competition will be Fox News, and he has no problem with Fox News because they are similar to his thoughts and ideals. And also similar to the media conglomerate that they are contemplating on implementing.

On Friday, The White House barred news outlets including CNN, the New York Times, Politico and the Los Angeles Times from attending an off-camera press briefing held by spokesman Sean Spicer.

The Wall Street Journal, which did participate in the briefing, said in a statement that it was unaware of the exclusions and “had we known at the time, we would not have participated, and we will not participate in such closed briefings in the future.”

CNN’s Sara Murray describe what happened, stating:

We lined up. We were told there was a list ahead of time, which is sort of abnormal, but we put our name on a list. And then when we went to enter, I was blocked by a White House staffer, who said we were not on the list for this gaggle today.

Now, normally, if you were going to do something like this — an extended gaggle, off camera — you would have one person from each news outlet. As you know, we have multiple people from CNN here every day. So, if you’re going to do something beyond a pool, which is sort of the smallest group of reporters that then disseminates the information, you would have one person from every news outlet.

That is not what the White House was doing today. What the White House was doing was handpicking the outlets they wanted in for this briefing. So Breitbart, the Washington Times, the One America News Network — news outlets that maybe the White House feels are more favorable were all allowed in, whereas I was blocked from entering, Politico was blocked from entering, the New York Times, the L.A. Times. All of these news outlets were blocked from going to a gaggle.

What would have happened to Barack Obama if he had displayed the characteristics of Donald Trump?