Frank Sesno: Trump’s Lies Are ‘Insidious’ and ‘Devalues’ the Civil Discourse
SESNO: "As was said in the Reagan White House, the fish rots from the head. Of course, they weren’t talking about themselves. They were talking about others. But that applies. And we have so devalued honesty and credibility which used to be demanded at the White House. When I covered at the white House, I remember the white House press secretary would walk away and say, by the way, the president just misspoke. Now we have the “Washington Post” counting the number of falsehoods there are and maintaining a 3,000-plus list. This is very — this is insidious stuff, as Bloomberg pointed out. It devalues and debases the civil discourse across the spectrum. It enables others to follow suit."