President Trump has broken a couple presidential records. At 70 years old, he's the oldest Commander-in-Chief. Replacing Mr. Harding, President Trump's also the most scandalous.
Not even a month into his presidency, and he's already lying -- a lot. Yes, his predecessors lied, too. However, they lied with a greater purpose in mind. "Donald Trump doesn't seem to care about America's values; all he cares about is America's power, and his own," according to New York Daily News.
President Trump also cares about saving face. If he's caught fibbing, then he'll say -- and do -- anything. Apparently, his administration shares the same mindset. His right hand, Kellyanne Conway, appeared on national television to deceive. "Conway made a reference to two Iraqi refugees whom she described as the masterminds behind 'the Bowling Green Massacre.' [It] doesn't exist."
Iraqi refugees Waad Ramadan Alwan and Mohanad Shareef Hammadi lived in Bowling Green, Kentucky. They tried to aid Al-Qaeda by sending weapons and money. However, the U.S. feds intervened, and the men were placed in prison.
There was no massacre, and the men weren't plotting an attack on Americans. So, why did Conway spin fiction to Chris Matthews? Watch the clip below to see her take on the Bowling Green Massacre.
She wanted to save face, not her country or the people within it.
President Trump had nonsensical plans surrounding immigration. One thing was clear, though. Muslim refugees weren't going to enter the country. MSNBC relays, "The counselor ... defended President Trump's travel ban related to seven majority-Muslim countries ... Conway made a reference to [the Bowling Green Massacre]."
They're hyping up the ignorant, and they're pandering to the fearful. President Trump lives inside the White House. Conway works by his side. Instead of adding to the chaos, they should dampen it. People need more love and less hate.
"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself," FDR asserts. If he were alive today, would he tell individuals the same thing?