Austin, since there’s not a clinical diagnosis — yet — let’s assume Trump is not insane. In fact, I don’t think he’s any more insane than Bernie Madoff. A little coaching for you before we leave the insanity topic: To react to the accusations of Trump’s insanity by calling everyone you consider a liberal (not including your short list of sane liberals) insane, blows any credibility you may have — which, based on arguments primarily bolstered by name-calling, may be no better than Trump’s … but this is good advice.

So, neither Bernie nor Donald is insane, but they are both frauds. This is not a partisan view, but the view of all those on whom Trump has perpetrated his frauds — the most recent being Trump University — wait, I forgot the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that put so much money in his and his family’s pockets. (You didn’t buy it when he said the new law would cost him money, did you?) Yes, I know Trump has avoided going to jail for fraud, but managing to settle before the judgment is rendered and the punishment doled-out doesn’t change what he’s done, which is well-documented in court records.

His lies (hence, his damaged credibility) are also well-documented in court documents, i.e. his own depositions. The only reason his lies seem to be a partisan issue is his supporters are willing to overlook them, even though non-partisan fact-checkers continue to rank him as the greatest liar of all presidents in U.S. history. This “genius” was such an outstanding student that he won’t show his Whartom transcripts after claiming for years he graduated #1 in his class . You have a college degree, right? Doesn’t it seem odd to you that a person who takes credit for things he didn’t do (i.e. 2017 air traffic safety statistics) would not come forth with the proof of the exceptional student status he brags about? Another lie!

As an aside, Melania doesn’t have the degree she claimed (that entry on her website is now gone), and Ivanka lied about her Summa Cum Laude graduation credentials, which were changed after she got caught. Lying (and eventually getting caught) is a family affair. How many times have you heard Don Jr. or Jared change their stories on who, when, and where they met the Russians they never met. This is why the collusion investigation is still alive and well. Don’t you think it follows — if there’s nothing to hide, there’s no reason to lie?! Don Sr. even helped Don Jr. craft the first lie told after the meeting with Russians in Trump Tower came to light.

If all of this is new to you, you should investigate the guy you’re supporting before publishing your next rant. Just because Trump doesn’t have a relationship with the truth doesn’t mean it’s not important for a young man like yourself to have some facts. Unless you’re planning a career on Fox and Friends, you’re going to need at least as many facts as you have opinions to find a real job. What are you planning to do with your B.A. in Political Science?

You could help me with one thing though. What is your method for determining when Trump is lying? Perhaps you can speak to just these three examples. Which of the following statements made by Trump are true and which ones are lies — and how do you know?

“I have a relationship with Putin.”
“I have no relationship with Putin.”
“I hand-picked all the instructors at Trump University.”
“I didn’t hand-pick any of the instructors at Trump University.”
“I grabbed women by the p****!”
“I never did what I said I did when I said I grabbed women by the p****!” (paraphrased)

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