Donald Trump found so many ways to debase and embarrass himself during last night’s debate, it’s easy to lose track of all the lies he told along the way. For instance, while the career criminal Trump tried to paint himself as a “law and order” president, he insisted that the “Portland Sheriff” supports him.
As it turns out, there technically is no “Portland Sheriff,” as Portland is policed by the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office – and it’s run by Sheriff Mike Reese. After last night’s debate, Reese tweeted this:
In tonight’s presidential debate the President said the “Portland Sheriff” supports him. As the Multnomah County Sheriff I have never supported Donald Trump and will never support him. Donald Trump has made my job a hell of a lot harder since he started talking about Portland, but I never thought he’d try to turn my wife against me!
So there you have it. By falsely claiming that the Sheriff in Portland supports him, Donald Trump merely ended up handing a bigger microphone to the Sheriff in Portland, and giving him an opportunity to slam Trump. You almost get the sense that Trump isn’t very good at this.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report