In the Trump “University” lawsuit, Trump’s lawyers argued that he didn’t commit fraud because what he said — that he had handpicked every instructor, blah blah blah — was “truthful hyperbole.” But his real specialty is untruthful hyperbole, like his claim to reporters in the wake of his “shithole” comments:
President Trump on Sunday pushed back on claims that he is a racist after facing immense scrutiny for reportedly describing several nations as “shithole countries” during a meeting with lawmakers last week.
“No. I’m not a racist. I’m the least racist person you will ever interview,” Trump told reporters while entering Trump International Golf Course, according to a White House pool report.
This is what con artists and carnival barkers do, boldly and loudly declare the very opposite of reality to be true and then maintain that position with defiance until you go to your grave. But this is not “truthful hyperbole” or even untruthful hyperbole, they’re just lies. Yes, he is a racist, and a sexist too. At this point there simply cannot be any dispute over that for any rational observer. And there is no need for euphemism or beating around the bush. call him exactly what he is, without apology.