OMG! Politico Just Blew The Lid Off Trump’s White House Lying Game
Let’s face it: politicians lie. But the Trump administration lies so frequently that it’s becoming a national security threat. I mean, these guys don’t discriminate. Whether the lie is big or small, stupid or smart, easy or hard, Trump and his team will go to all lengths to prevent telling the truth, even when telling a lie is far more damaging than what they are trying to cover up.
In less than 100 days, Donald Trump has cemented his reputation as the ‘liar-in-chief’. But the White House’s habit of constantly lying about inconsequential details like the size of Trump’s inauguration crowd continues to perplex reporters.
Now, sources close to the White House revealed to Politico that President Donald Trump’s aides have been competing to see who can tell the biggest lies to the media.
“Rather than a historically toxic relationship, [members of the White House press corps] described a historic gap between the public perception and the private reality,” Politico Magazine reporters Ben Schreckinger and Hadas Gold noted in their report “Trump’s Fake War on the Fake News.”
Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon and White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer have both been privately cultivating relationships with the media while attacking the same outlets in public.
According to Politico, White House staffers do much of the lying for amusement, Politico explained.
Two people close to the administration say that White House staffers do much of their lying for sport, rather than to further any larger agenda.
“They all lie,” said a conservative journalist with close ties to the West Wing, who described an informal contest to smuggle the biggest whoppers into print. “It’s a game to them.”
A member of the White House communications team confirmed the situation to one conservative activist who spoke to Politico.
“They’ll print what they want anyways, so we may as well have fun,” the activist said, according to the report.