When Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani said to journalist Chuck Todd on live television, “Truth isn’t truth” as a statement intended to defend Trump’s bizarre and seemingly criminal and perhaps treasonous actions, he unwittingly gave an epitaph to the entire Trump campaign and administration.
Regardless of what one thinks about Giuliani (and he long ago ceased to be considered America’s mayor), Giuliani gave the appropriate name to all this administration stands for — which is the big lie, a page directly out of Joseph Goebbels’ book of propaganda for Hitler. As Hitler’s Minister of Propaganda, Goebbels essentially provided the blueprint for man’s inhumanity to man: “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie.”
While there are some unfair comparisons made between Hitler and Trump, this particular comparison could not be more appropriate or direct.
Although a slow learner, Trump appears to have this lesson seared into his brain. We are all paying the price.
Nancy Avery Dafoe