By Alan Gordon
President Donald Trump has become infamous for his exaggerated statements. During a recent rally he compared himself to Abraham Lincoln and said he should be on Mt. Rushmore.
However, Trump administration generates at least one new scandal a week and he has yet to pass any significant legislation.
But Trump’s hyperbole seems to be paying off with supporters. On his radio show, Sean Hannity recently declared that Trump was the “most significant president of the 21st century” and “could end up on the $100 bill.”
Anthony Scaramucci, the new White House communications director, has also developed a reputation for telling tall tales about Trump. During a CNN interview, he said Trump was the smartest boss he had worked for.
Media Matters has accused Scaramucci of “flooding the media with nonsensical statements.”
In an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, Scaramucci said the White House staff should act with honor, like former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. In reality, Paterno was fired for covering up a scandal involving the sexual assault of several boys on campus by Jerry Sandusky, his former assistant.