I laughed aloud when Donald Trump first emerged as a possible presidential candidate because I was familiar with the term, “trumpery.” It’s even funnier now.

Trumpery is defined as 1. Something showy but worthless; 2. Nonsense or rubbish; 3. Deceit; fraud; trickery. The word, derived from the French, tromper (to deceive), originated the fifteenth century, so it’s not a play on Trump’s name.

According to the Washington Post, President Trump made 2,140 demonstrably false or misleading statements in his first year in office. Other news organizations report the same thing. And reports of his extravagant behavior fill the daily news report. Nonsense abounds.

If this isn’t trumpery, I don’t know what is.

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