With Hurricane Florence bearing down on the Carolinas last week, Dave Granlund, above, and other political cartoonists mocked an insensitive President Trump tossing paper towels to Puerto Ricans after Hurricane Maria hit the U.S. territory last year.
Jimmy Margulies, onetime cartoonist for The Record of Woodland Park, put Trump in the "Eye of the Storm." The president disputed a study that said 2,975 people died in the 6 months after Maria, and even said Democrats inflated the numbers.
By VICTOR E. SASSON
HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Bob Woodward says President Trump is conducting a "war on truth" to discredit the Watergate journalist's book on the chaos inside the White House.
"I've never seen an instance where the president is so detached from the reality of what's going on," Woodward told "Today" show host Savannah Guthrie.
"This is a 'war on truth' by [President Trump]. He said these are unnamed sources [in 'Fear,' Woodward's book]. But these are not unnamed incidents. Specific people on specific dates.
"The incidents are not anonymous," he reiterated. "It gives a date, it gives a time, who participates, most often the president himself and what he says."
Of course, Trump's "war on truth" could just as well describe the tens of thousands of lies he told as a real estate developer, casino operator, presidential candidate and since he took office as president on Jan. 20, 2017.
Sadly, the vast majority of them have been disseminated with no fact-checking by reporters for TV and radio stations in those infuriating sound bites.
|Cartoonist Marian Kamensky also mocked the paper-towel tossing.|