By Dr. Sinclair N. Grey III
Let’s face it – President Donald Trump doesn’t have a problem with lying. In fact, when Trump is pushed up against a wall and is challenged on one of his many claims, he has the perfect answer. Oh, if you think his answer is an apology when he’s wrong, you’re mistaken.
Time and time again, whenever Trump makes a claim about a host of issues, there are people standing by to fact-check. A rational person would assume that Trump would be cautious with his words and tweets, however, that’s not the case. It’s Donald Trump and for some reason, he believes what he says. In addition to that, his favorite source of information is from Fox and Friends.
Trump’s latest claim was that former president Barack Obama engaged in wiretapping the Trump Tower before and after the 2016 election. A bold statement by Trump with no proof.
On Sunday, Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) said it’s time for President Trump to apologize to Obama and the U.K.
In case you missed it, White House press secretary Sean Spicer asserted that the U.K. helped Obama with wiretapping. Needless to say, officials from the United Kingdom were not happy with that claim.
Hurd told the Huffington Post, “We’ve got to make sure that we’re all working together. We live in a dangerous world and we can’t do this alone. … It’s not just sorry to the president, but also to the U.K. for the claims or intimation that the U.K. was involved in this as well. It doesn’t hurt.”
Trump isn’t likely to offer an apology. What’s even more troubling is the fact that some Republicans are standing by Trump even though there’s no evidence of any wiretapping.
“White House officials and the president himself have not expressed regret ― instead, they’ve said they were simply quoting the Fox News commentator, Andrew Napolitano, a former New Jersey judge.”
Dr. Sinclair Grey III is a speaker, author, and success coach. Contact him on www.sinclairgrey.org or Twitter @drsinclairgrey