It seems anyone who works with trump gets infected with some sort of anti-truth virus. During his bizarre press conference yesterday, trump turned the podium over to a lawyer who has been crafting a set of arrangements to mitigate charges of conflicts of interest once trump is in office.
The lawyer, aside from inadvertently assuring America that there will be massive conflicts of interest, claimed that no one was concerned with Nelson Rockefeller’s wealth when he became Vice-President in 1974. NPR has published an online piece this morning showing how far from the truth the lawyer was.
Of course we know that spin doctors will always try to slant the interpretations of facts in favor of the person they are defending but with trump’s surrogates there is no slant, just outright falsehoods.
It seems that whomever trump touches turns into a liar.
Beyond the lawyer’s obvious denial of historical reality there remains the serious problem that she claimed trump will be free of conflicts of interest because he will give control of his companies to his two sons. We are to believe this extremely intertwined family will suddenly not discuss the business empire into which trump has invest so much ego??? Had trump any sense of morality or dignity, he would be ashamed of such a ridiculous claim. That he has no shame makes me ashamed to acknowledge him as president.
To my fellow Christians I say that, if we are truly followers of Jesus Christ, we will seek to find in others signs of character similar to his. That so many of us support trump means not many of us actually value the character of our Lord. If we Christians do not awaken soon and begin working with our Jewish and Muslim partners in the faith first seen in father Abraham, whom we all revere, we will be doing a severe disservice to our country and to our Lord.