Donald Trump’s advisors appear to have devised a clever strategy for getting their way with the US president-elect: lying to him.
November 22, 2016
The New York Times reports that incoming White House chief of staff Reince Priebus deceived his boss in order to thwart a planned interview with the newspaper:
It was Mr. Priebus who relayed to Mr. Trump, erroneously, that the Times had changed the conditions of the meeting, believing it would result in a cancellation, these people said.
Three people with knowledge of Mr. Trump’s deliberations said that Reince Priebus, the incoming White House chief of staff, had tried to scuttle the meeting at The Times by telling Mr. Trump, erroneously, that the newspaper was shifting its terms. Read more here now.
2016 Post-election Update:
President-elect Trump has chosen Reince Preibus as his White House Chief of Staff. How will Preibus’s potential to influence and former lying impact a Trump presidency? What does this say about Trump’s decision-making skills, choices and those he chooses to keep within his innermost circle?
What can the American public expect from a Trump presidency in order to preserve democracy from a leader who was elected and strongly supported by team who lies to its leader?