Donald Trump’s Orwellian nightmare

“President” Donald Trump recently referred to Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, as “Tim Apple.” Not a big deal, people make mistakes on names and places, and they laugh and correct themselves. Not “Orwell Lie Until I Turn Redenbacher” Trump. Trump cannot admit a mistake, rather, he wants his Cult 45 to ignore reality and yell “Fake News” and deny reality. Over the weekend, after making the mistake, Trump insisted that he’d called him “Tim Cook of Apple” and that no one heard him correctly. Chris Hayes on MSNBC on Monday night played the statement in slow time and nope, no “Cook” in between Tim and Apple. Again, no big deal, but no reason to lie.

When you are Corruptus Maximus with your entire orbit of stench and swamp surrounding you, you continue to lie. George Orwell warned us in his novel, 1984, alerting us: “The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.” Trump has told his followers similar things, but we are living in it every day, twenty-four hours a day.

It is not just Trump. Erik “Dark” Prince was interviewed recently, as reported by Palmer Report. When pushed on his not disclosing a meeting at Trump Tower about Iran policy with Donald Trump, Jr. and a UAE lobbyist, Price had the audacity to assert that he had told Congress about it, and that the transcript was incorrect. Bet you a mercenary force engagement he did not answer that question truthfully.

On Monday, Trump finally changed his story, tweeting: “At a recent round table meeting of business executives, & long after formally introducing Tim Cook of Apple, I quickly referred to Tim + Apple as Tim/Apple as an easy way to save time & words. The Fake News was disparagingly all over this, & it became yet another bad Trump story!”

Donald Trump lies about his lies. This is a man who talked drivel and proverbial BS for more than two hours last weekend, and yet he claims to have saved time by condensing four words (“Tim Cook of Apple”) to two words (“Tim Apple”) to save time and words. Believe what you see and hear – the Corruptus Maximus is exactly what he appears to be.