Chart of the day: Is Donald Trump the Devil?


Following up on our previous post, a chart from the Toronto Star cataloging the lies told by Donald Trump during his campaign from mid-September through this weekend [click on the image to enlarge]:

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More from the Star, which has a complete list of the lies at the link:

Sure, all politicians lie. But Donald Trump is in a class by himself.

He lies strategically. He lies pointlessly. He lies about important things and meaningless things. Above all, he lies frequently. Since he began his campaign last June, the Republican presidential candidate has subjected America to a daily barrage of inaccuracy and mendacity.

His rival, Hillary Clinton, has her own reputation for dishonesty. Some of it is no doubt earned: she has made false claims this campaign about her email scandal, about her flip-flop on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and about assorted other things. But our scrutiny shows there is just no comparison in their level of accuracy on the campaign trail. At the three presidential debates, for example, we counted 104 false claims for Trump to 13 for Clinton.

The extreme, unprecedented quantity of Trump falsehoods is why we started fact-checking everything he said. From mid-September through Sunday, we did 28 “#TrumpCheck” analyses of every word he uttered or tweeted in a given day.

The total: 560 false claims, or a neat 20 per day.

About that curious headline. . .

While esnl is an atheist, in the sense that we live our life without consideration for religious teachings, we weren’t always an unbeliever.

Indeed, we once led the services in a metropolitan Los Angeles church, and we have read the Bible cover to cover a dozen times or more.

And having read and studied the book in great detail, we have a problem understanding why so many [but not all] evangelical Christians are back Trump.

That adherence to a man so antithetical to the values they profess becomes even more curious in this biblical passage from the Book of John, Chapter 8, verse 44, a declaration that would seem to depict The Donald in every detail:

Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

Lusts and lies. . .how better to characterize the self-proclaimed pussy-grabber who would be president of the greatest military and economic power on earth?

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