If you lie enough, apparently your pants will catch on fire. Just ask Donald Trump’s top campaign executive.
Ever since the Republican nominee brought Breitbart’s Steve Bannon in to lead the campaign, Trump has become more vicious and bombastic than ever before.
From calling the election “rigged” to falsely claiming that Hillary Clinton is a criminal who will be indicted, Trump’s lies have reached new lows and it’s only been hurting his campaign as more people get sick and tired of his gutter attacks and lack of civility.
In fact, it appears the lies have taken a particular toll on Bannon, Trump’s chief campaign executive.
According to the New York Times, in the wake of FBI Director James Comey’s letter to Congress telling them that more emails had been found, Bannon tried to stall a rally crowd in order to feed a teleprompter new lies for Trump to say in order to take advantage of the surprising developments.
But his aides needed time to sketch out what Mr. Trump should say — and not say. They sent Michael T. Flynn, a retired Army lieutenant general, onstage with a mission: stall.
As the aides agonized over which words to feed into the teleprompter, they become so engrossed that a hot light set up next to the machine caused Mr. Bannon’s Kuhl hiking pants to begin smoldering.
“I think my pant leg is on fire,” he said after noticing the acrid smell.
It’s pretty damn funny that the guy running the Trump lie machine actually had his pants catch on fire while trying to give Trump some lies to tell.
At the rally, Mr. Trump did as he was told, quickly praising the F.B.I. and warning that Mrs. Clinton could not be permitted to “take her criminal scheme into the Oval Office.”
As you may recall, Trump has previously demonized the FBI for coming to the conclusion that Clinton did not commit a criminal act. Of course, Trump is back to doing just that after Comey once again cleared Clinton of any wrongdoing. And Trump has repeatedly called Clinton a criminal even though she has never been arrested, charged, or indicted for any crimes.
Now the question is, when will Trump’s pants catch on fire? Because that will probably be an inferno.
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