Donald Trump’s world—lies, exaggerations, more lies

Donald Trump’s speech on Tuesday was on par for everyone’s expectations


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Former President Donald Trump announced his plans to run for re-election on Tuesday night.

Nicole White - Editorial, Reporter

Don’t kick the television—even if it is the same mind-numbing show. 

America has already turned the channel. 

In a speech that had no direction but plenty of ramble, former President Donald Trump announced that he would seek another term for president Tuesday night from his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. 

The announcement took place against a week of widespread losses of many of his handpicked candidates that ran on the Trump endorsement and the Trump agenda with election fraud leading the pack.

During the speech, many of the claims that Trump made were (big surprise) full of inaccuracies. 

A CNN updated fact check kept updating Trump’s claims and there were at least ten (at last count) false claims as well as huge embellishments that Trump made about how glorious things were when he served as President. 

The China, Russia, Iran and North Korea claim are particularly ridiculous—“They respected me.”

The ranting of false and misleading claims are pretty much what the public expected and much like his presidency, the B.S. is firmly planted on Trump.  

Twice-impeached Trump who refused to concede his defeat to President Joe Biden, also inspired the Jan. 6 attempt by insurrectionists to overturn the 2020 election. 

The truth is, Donald Trump can’t handle being out of his own manufactured rosy spotlight for very long. 

It must have been especially traumatic for him this past week after the massive midterm losses— but the Trump strategy is and always has been—make the truth go away with a bunch more lies. 

Not even after his inadequate election showing and despite the growing number of Republican leaders tired of the repeated Trump bully rhetoric—Trump’s underperformance will always be placed on everyone else—but him.

Trump mows over reality. 

His lies are serial. 

But mostly we’re just bored with Donald Trump.