Sunday, January 6, 2019

Calling an elephant a zebra doesn’t make it the other animal

The lowest level of executive competence we should accept from a President is that he manages to keep the federal government running. Instead our present for Christmas from Donald J. Trump was a partial shutdown.

On Saturday he hit a new low. An article at CNN was titled Trump told lawmakers he prefers word ‘strike’ to government shutdown, sources say. Another article at The Hill was titled Trump, in a profanity-laced meeting with lawmakers, said he preferred ‘strike’ to refer to government shutdown: reports.

That’s fraudulent language. Calling an elephant a zebra doesn’t magically turn it into the other animal.

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