It’s safe to say that there’s only one thing that failed, one-term, twice-impeached former President Donald Trump actually excels at: Lying.
Whether it’s his endless lies about having never sexually assaulted or harassed anyone, his bragging about being a “great businessman” (so great he filed for bankruptcy on multiple occasions), or his endless whining about how he actually won the 2020 election (though he has never provided a shred of evidence or factual support), Trump does indeed lie more often than he breathes.
And now we can add a new lie to the Trump repertoire: The January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol was just “a hoax.”
That lie was brought out of the bullshit bag Donald carries with him wherever he goes during his “Save America” rally in Perry, Georgia, over the weekend, and it almost went unnoticed until journalist Aaron Rupar shared a clip on Twitter of the disgraced ex-president telling the crowd:
Wow! That’s quite a trifecta there: Russia, Hillary Clinton, and Jan. 6! And, as with nearly everything Trump says, it’s not only a lie, it’s also classic psychological projection, which is defined as:
“Projection is the process of displacing one’s feelings onto a different person, animal, or object. The term is most commonly used to describe defensive projection—attributing one’s own unacceptable urges to another. For example, if someone continuously bullies and ridicules a peer about his insecurities, the bully might be projecting his own struggle with self-esteem onto the other person.”
Donald Trump has very low self-esteem. That’s why he brags about how great and brilliant he is. And it’s also why he calls everyone else a liar: To deflect from the fact that he’s the biggest liar on the planet. If you doubt that, just listen to five minutes of a Trump speech and count how many times he says “believe me.” Someone who’s telling the truth will never beg you to believe them. Because they know they have the facts on their side.
Trump is incredibly worried about what the House Select Committee on Jan. 6 is going to uncover about his actions prior to and on that fateful day. If he wasn’t, he volunteer to sit down and give a deposition under oath.
The life of Donald Trump is based on a crumbling foundation of lies. One by one, those lies are about to come back to bite Donnie right on his fat ass.