Every day, tourists from across the country and around the globe flock to the White House, where they stand before our national shrine in awe for what it represents: democracy, freedom, equality. But no more.
Today, sadly, it represents something else: a fact-free zone where nobody tells the truth. Under Donald Trump, the White House has become a Palace of Lies -- and he's only been there one week.
Can't we all agree on this? It's not the job of the president to tell lies. And it's not the job of the White House press secretary to repeat and defend those lies. Apparently, nobody's informed Donald Trump or Sean Spicer of that. In these early days of the administration, we've seen nothing but a cascade of lies from both the president and the press secretary.
It started the day after his inauguration when Trump, the ultimate size-ist, refused to accept the fact that fewer people turned out for his inauguration than for Barack Obama's in 2009. That was more than his so-easily bruised ego could bear.