The Obama administration's admitted lies may empower Trump's unadmitted ones

The recent admissions by two Obama administration officials that the boss has been lying to the American people about key matters of foreign policy and deliberately deceiving the media are sad enough. But there's an additional side-effect of the deceit which may impact America even more deeply than this further evidence that is particular administration can't be trusted.

When Donald Trump lies (which he does pathologically and non-stop), the American people may be tempted to be less outraged about it than they should be. This may be particularly true in the area of foreign policy, in which Trump's dangerous and naive isolationism poses one of the many threats the candidacy of this manifestly unfit potential president poses to our national security.

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