In addition to lying, Trump has had an unprecedented turn over rate. Trump’s turnover rate of White House staff, which as of June, already stood at the unprecedented level of sixty-one per cent among the President’s top advisers.
For politicians to lie is nothing new. However the frequency with which Trump lies, and the audacious nature of the lies, is astounding. Any time Trump is called out for his lies, he simply responds by saying it is “fake news.”
Trump is a pathological liar. Someone who is a pathological liar is somebody who lies without effort, someone for whom telling a lie comes more naturally than telling the truth.” It can become a part of the liar’s everyday life, to the point where their whole existence is a fabrication. Certainly there is every indication that Donald Trump has reached that point.
This level of lying is usually a symptom of a greater problem. While pathological lying can be its own disorder — known as pseudologia fantastica — it can also be a symptom of psychopathy, narcissistic personality disorder, anxiety, and depression.
“Most pathological liars either have narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) or at least strong narcissistic traits and they compulsively lie (and know they are lying) just to make themselves look better,” reports psychiatrist Dr. Scott Carroll. And since one of the symptoms characteristic of NPD is “an exaggerated sense of self-importance,” it makes sense why that might be.
The problem with a President who lies so often is that : (1) people who support the President believe everything he says without question, and (2) people who don’t support the President don’t believe anything he says. Thus the political divide in the country gets worse and worse the longer the President is in office.
Abraham Lincoln said:
“A house divided against itself cannot stand.”
Trump is dividing the nation. If people on both sides don’t work to unify the country we will face disaster. America will pay the price.