We’re raised to accept that false statements are morally and intellectually inferior. Our education rewards knowing fact from fiction, and having the right answer.

As of June 7, President Trump has made 10,796 false or misleading claims since taking office. They are archived by the Washington Post in their Trump claims database. It is likely that the total is over 11,000 now. It makes it hard for me to believe what he says, and impossible to respect him. We ought to have the courage to step away from liars, to expose and condemn them.

Dishonest people do dishonest things when honest people let them.

Mike Carignan

Bozeman