Reprinted with permission from Alternet
President Donald Trump didn't seem to be expecting to be directly challenged on his wild dishonesty on Thursday.
While he was taking questions in the White House press briefing room, a reporter was unusually blunt with the president.
"After three and a half years, do you regret at all all of the lying you've done to the American people?" HuffPost reporter S.V. Dáte asked.
If you're on Twitter, you may have seen a pithy video posted and pinned by our friends at the Lincoln Project over the weekend. As images flash across the screen, the voice of a "regretful Trump voter" rapidly enumerates nearly everything that makes this president so unfit for office.
'That voiceover is from a very funny live bit by comedian David Cross – and we like the standup original from 2019 even better than the ad.
"I'm beginning to regret my vote for Trump," Cross begins, as the audience hoots. "I know, you guys," he continues, hesitantly. And then the list pours out. At the end he even twists the knife in Trump's Republican enablers.
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Donald Trump on Tuesday falsely claimed the United States has the lowest coronavirus mortality rate in the world — yet another attempt to convince Americans that he has done a good job containing the virus.
"'COVID-19 (China Virus) Death Rate PLUNGES From Peak In U.S.' A Tenfold Decrease In Mortality," Trump tweeted Tuesday morning, pointing to a headline from The Washington Times, in which he changed the name of the deadly disease that coronavirus causes to a racist epithet. "We have the lowest Mortality Rate in the World. The Fake News should be reporting these most important of facts, but they don't!"
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