Why Trump’s Lies Are So Dangerous

Once again, the president has told a blatant lie that is easily proven false while on national television, and it’s causing more damage than you think.

If you took a look at any major news site yesterday, you would have seen headlines like “Donald Trump’s Lies: 3 theories on why they don’t seem to faze him,” or “Trump can get away with lying because he’s so loud about it.”

They may seem innocent enough, and even relevant, but the narrative they create is both insidious and terribly dangerous.

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The Opening Roster

The 2020 election season has kicked off at full throttle with more than a dozen Democrat hopefuls throwing their hat in the race for the White House.

UPDATED 04/09/2019 02:08 PM PST

With so many presidential candidates, it’s nearly impossible to keep them all straight. Iron Triangle Press aims to provide you with an activist’s perspective on each of these candidates and their policies to help you make the most informed choice possible come election day.

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An End to The War in Afghanistan?

Multiple news outlets are reporting that the United States government and the Taliban are negotiating towards peace in Afghanistan.

Special Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, the key U.S. negotiator with the Taliban, has told The New York Times that the group has agreed in principle to initial drafts of a deal.

If an agreement can be reached, it would end 17 years of bloodshed in the country as well as the longest war in U.S. history.

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Pelosi Stands Her Ground

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has said that the president’s State of the Union address will not happen this Tuesday as planned.

Despite the president’s agreement to sign a temporary stopgap measure reopening the government for three weeks, Pelosi insists that the SOTU will still not take place.

The president had planned to give the address this Tuesday, but Pelosi has said that nothing will happen until the shutdown is officially and completely over.

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The Coup of Our Era

The United States and a handful of other countries are in the process of staging a coup d’etat in Venezuela that threatens the stability of the entire region.

The U.S. is joined by the European Union and the Lima Group in backing Juan Guaidó as the president of Venezuela, while Russia, Turkey, China, Cuba, and Bolivia all still support sitting president Nicolás Maduro.

Vice President Mike Pence released a video addressed to the people of Venezuela expressing support for their cause on behalf of the American people which had gone viral.

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BuzzFeed v. Mueller

Last week, Robert Mueller’s office quashed a report by BuzzFeed claiming the president directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress. BuzzFeed, however, stands by the report.

The initial report claimed that Trump directed his then lawyer, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress regarding the status of the negotiations for the Trump Tower in Moscow.

Within hours of its release, Mueller’s office publicly denounced the validity of the report, but BuzzFeed is standing by its reporting.

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Michael Cohen to Testify Publicly

Michael Cohen, former attorney and “fixer” for the president, has agreed to testify publicly before Congress about his dealings with Trump.

In what is considered a major win for newly sworn in House Democrats, Cohen has agreed to testify publicly before the House Oversight Committee on February 7.

It will be the first time congressional Democrats will be able to control the interrogation of a member of the president’s inner circle and campaign team, almost all of whom are involved in the special investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

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Trump Shutdown: Day 20

The president literally walked out of a meeting with legislators discussing the shutdown, his favorite agency is suing him, and no one is making sure our food is safe anymore.

The consequences of the prolonged government shutdown are beginning to impact even the president, who is being sued by his favorite agency for forcing them to work without pay.

Trump walked out of a meeting with Democratic lawmakers who held firm against providing additional funding for the border wall, saying it was a “waste of time,” thereby prolonging the shutdown even further.

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Trump Requests a Meeting Amidst Shutdown Crisis

As the government shutdown enters its second week and the chaos ramps up, the president has requested a bipartisan meeting with lawmakers.

TSA agents are working the holiday travel rush without pay and visitors at national parks are being forced to defecate in the roads as the shutdown over border wall funding continues.

In the first display of cooperation in weeks, the president is calling for a bipartisan meeting with lawmakers to discuss a solution.

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President Reveals Special Forces in Iraq via Twitter

Donald Trump tweeted a video of himself with special forces in Iraq that were previously undisclosed during his trip to visit the troops.

The U.S. Navy SEAL team is clearly pictured in the video despite the sensitive nature of their deployment.

It is incredibly rare for a president, or the government in general, to release the identity of a specific team during their deployment, much less to release clearly identifying images.

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