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Why does 2019, as well as the previous years, of the Trump presidency seem so crazy?

It has to do with the narcissism of Trump, the GOP, and how deception works.

I’ll explain more in this thread.

To start, my background is in Interpersonal Communication, and one of my undergrad mentors is a deception expert.

There is a wide variety of deception that can be used to mislead people. For instance, you can have omissions (leaving important information out) and you can have 2/
bald-faced lies (100% fabrication). Another useful term is strategic ambiguity, where words/sentence structure is used to be open to interpretation.

Now, it’s fairly routine for the GOP to use deception in their rhetoric. It has been happening for decades. However, most 3/
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Let's play a game, shall we?

No, I am not attempting to make light of today's news.
But it feels like we're already screwed, so let me throw some wild theories out there.
Today was a 'test' for William Barr.
A test given by Robert Mueller.
For weeks, people have been speculating about whether Barr's loyalty is to Trump or to the American people. I have followed people who say he wrote his memo to get the job specifically as a ruse to get into position to protect Mueller. He was definitely a white hat. Trust him.
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The AπŸš‚is the 2nd of 4!
The AπŸš‚is pullin' out of the Arcadia
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This is the AπŸš‚today!
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