I’m not always a devoted reader of Salon*, but I am today.
For a candidate who’s often touted in the press as an authentic straight shooter, Donald Trump did a lot last week to puncture that reputation.
From insisting that his promise of a “total and complete
shutdown of Muslims entering the United States” was really “only a suggestion,” to flip-flopping on whether voters had a right to see his tax returns, Trump seemed to cast aside promises on a daily basis.
But the strangest turn came with the revelation that years ago Trump often called up reporters claiming to be a company spokesman named “John Miller” or “John Barron,” and then said endlessly flattering things about his boss. (“He’s coming out of a marriage, and he’s starting to do tremendously well financially.”)
*Okay the original awesomeness is thanks to Eric Boehlert for Media Matters,“Trump Masqueraded As His Own Publicist – But Clinton’s The “Inauthentic” One?”