2019-11-06 15:53:08 UTC
Found in The Washington Post:
Trump¹s willingness to repeatedly mislead the public represents an
attempt to protect himself by creating doubt about the fundamental
nature of truth, said Michael Steele, former chairman of the Republican
³One thing we¹ve all noticed with Trump is he knows how to strategically
create confusion,² he said. ³To go on the record with a bold-faced lie,
it doesn¹t matter whether you fact-check him in real time, it doesn¹t
matter if there¹s a human cry afterwards, his calculation is that
there¹s enough confusion that you don¹t know what¹s true and what isn¹t.
I've heard Michael Steele speak often over the years. When he was
Chairman of the Republican Party, he was frequently a guest on news
programs. He's not the sort to utter malapropisms. I'm guessing that
"human cry" was a mishearing of "hue and cry."