Trump's Art of Projection

Dan Spencer:
Trump has it All Wrong, it’s Lying Don

The next time you hear Donald Trump refer to Sen. Ted Cruz as “lying Ted,” think about that old saying that when you point your finger at someone, you point three fingers back at yourself. That saying is a yuuuge understatement when it comes the multitude of outrageous misstatements, falsehoods, prevarications and outright lies the Donald has used in his attempt to obtain the Republican presidential nomination.

You don’t have to take my word for this, consider what the fact checkers have said about the Donald’s veracity.

PolitiFact designated the many campaign misstatements of Trump as the 2015 Lie of the Year. What a great designation to share with President Obama. PoliFact has rated 76 of 77 statements checked as Mostly False, False or Pants on Fire:

No other politician has as many statements rated so far down on the dial.

In considering our annual Lie of the Year, we found our only real contenders were Trump’s — his various statements also led our Readers’ Poll. But it was hard to single one out from the others. So we have rolled them into one big trophy.
Fact called Trump “The ‘King of Whoppers,” when the Donald dominated’s 2015 annual review of political falsehoods:

In the 12 years of’s existence, we’ve never seen his match.

He stands out not only for the sheer number of his factually false claims, but also for his brazen refusals to admit error when proven wrong.

Fact says it does not conflate Trump’s controversial policy proposals with the many cases where he’s just wrong on the facts. The organization lists 12 of the Donald’s whoppers in the 2016 review....
Projection is a term psycologist use to describe someone who accuses others of things that they are guilty of.  Trump is the king of projection when he accuses Ted Cruz of lying.  Trump makes stuff up to accuse them of "lying"  It is another example of his con man persona.


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