Donald Trump and the Politics of Lying

Donald Trump is probably the biggest liar in the history of the modern US presidency

Douglas Kellner

2018

Scholarcy highlights

  • Donald Trump is probably the biggest liar in the history of the modern US presidency
  • Trump’s vision of Latin American immigrants pouring over the border into the USA is a fantasy, as studies have shown that more Mexicans are returning to Mexico after working in the USA than coming into the country, illegal or not; see Ana Gonzalez-Barrera, “More Mexicans Leaving Than Coming to the U.S Net Loss of 140,000 from 2009 to 2014; Family Reunification Top Reason for Return”
  • Several commentators noted the relevance of Frankfurt’s concept of bullshit to Trump’s discursive habits

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