Trump’s lie about fallen soldiers shows how he makes America dumber

He takes his own limited experience and characterizes it as unique, extraordinary, and unprecedented. No one has ever done this before, no one has accomplished so much, no one knows more than I do. There’s an element of the salesman’s puffery at work, but it also comes from a place of pure ignorance.

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