A former White House official recently revealed to Politico that among President Trump's innumerable fixations and obsessions was a repeated desire to give his own staff lie detector tests to see who was loyal.
People everywhere are chortling at the irony of President Trump questioning someone ELSE's honesty.
In the light of near-constant leaks to the press, the unnamed official painted the picture of an unhinged President:
"It was something that was discussed and people were trying to placate the president and trying to show that they were taking it as personally and just as seriously as he was."
"Taking that line of, 'Oh yeah, we have to polygraph people' was a way to ingratiate themselves with him, but it wasn't an idea that ever went anywhere because it was absurd."
Twitter got a huge kick out of President Trump interacting with a lie detector.
@politico Trump would break the machine if he had to take a lie detector test!!! #PresidentPinocchio https://t.co/uWX6aOklNi— Kenneth Manella (@Kenneth Manella)1570542555.0
@politico https://t.co/4vWoe3UN0I— boxcat_industries (@boxcat_industries)1570536080.0
@politico "the president has repeatedly mused about administering lie detector tests" But when he touched the mac… https://t.co/2nb7X6ltxu— YOU ARE HERE (@YOU ARE HERE)1570536284.0
If Trump ever tried taking a lie detector test, the machine would likely do backflips.
@realDonaldTrump We should put him on a lie detector test. See if he believes his own BS— Saladino for Congress (@Saladino for Congress)1570117117.0
@politico Trump goes first!! 😂😂— FierceMom2 (@FierceMom2)1570537301.0
This entire situation is the exact definition of irony.
@politico https://t.co/nAtI1kmrhf— Zack Frank (@Zack Frank)1570546508.0
@politico I like where this is headed!! Can it be live streamed? https://t.co/rQYZ22xfyN— 💯 Deanna (@💯 Deanna)1570560315.0
Wow. This is rich. He wants *others* to take a lie detector test? Let's solder a continuous one on him and "see wha… https://t.co/wLK6yHDaoM— Natasha Stoynoff (@Natasha Stoynoff)1570543888.0
Maybe everyone in the White House SHOULD take a lie detector.
Trump thinking about forcing his staff to take lie detector tests. They should collectively say-ok, as long as you take one first.— Lea Black (@Lea Black)1570573082.0
Trump wants to give White House staff lie detector tests to find who is leaking true stories about him. Which prov… https://t.co/9KaIFBnxwI— John Oberlin (@John Oberlin)1570548459.0
.@AriMelber I agree re: #polygraph tests. I think Trump, Giuliani, Pompeo, Pence, Mulvaney and Mnuchin should all b… https://t.co/u2v2iSXh4K— Dave (@Dave)1570601657.0
With more lies coming out of the White House every day, President Trump is right. It's time to hold the liars accountable—even the one at the very top.
Having a President who lies continuously about easily disproved things is a new phenomenon. The book Disordered Minds: How Dangerous Personalities Are Destroying Democracy is available here.
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Here's one of our favorite episodes from season one. Enjoy!