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Sunday, September 16, 2018

President Trump is waging a 'war on truth' with help of reporters who spread his lies

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.


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.
Cartoonist Adam Zyglis of The Buffalo News shows Trump tossing climate-change science in the toilet along with the study on deaths in Puerto Rico. People who live on the island are U.S. citizens, but can't vote in presidential elections. However, the nearly 500,000 who left between October 2017 and February 2018 to live in Florida, New York and other states can register and can vote in the November congressional elections.

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