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WSJ: Trump Falsehoods Erode Public Trust Home, Abroad

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By    |   Wednesday, 22 Mar 2017 08:50 AM

President Donald Trump's "seemingly endless stream of exaggerations, evidence-free accusations, implausible denials and other falsehoods" damage his own presidency and make it clear he is "his own worst political enemy," The Wall Street Journal wrote in an editorial.

Clinging to the "assertion like a drunk to an empty gin bottle" that former President Barack Obama had him wiretapped is Trump's latest nonsense that is costing him credibility and political capital, according to the Journal.

Trump has a legitimate beef over why his former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was listened in on and who leaked his conversation with the Russia ambassador, the Journal wrote.

That deserves a hearing, but Trump's red herrings have put that issue on the back burner.

Why did FBI Director James Comey take the unusual step of confirming before Congress the existence of a Trump-Russia probe? the Journal asked. Comey "took revenge" for Trump's suggestion the intelligence community was part of illegal surveillance, the Journal wrote.

"Two months into his presidency, Gallup has Mr. Trump's approval rating at 39 percent. No doubt Mr. Trump considers that fake news, but if he doesn't show more respect for the truth, most Americans may conclude he's a fake president," the Journal concluded.

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President Donald Trump's "seemingly endless stream of exaggerations, evidence-free accusations, implausible denials and other falsehoods" damage his own presidency and make it clear he is "his own worst political enemy," The Wall Street Journal wrote.
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