Candidate Donald Trump had difficulty with facts. Now that Trump is president, he continues to make misleading statements, based on incomplete information, inaccurate statistics or flights of fancy. Here’s an accounting of his public statements in the first seven days as president, not counting his error-plagued inauguration speech (which had eight problematic claims).
The title of this essay refers to a 1998 song written by the British musical trio “The Tiger Lilies”. The song is an emotional musical narration, describing the humiliation that befell the Russian people after the demise of the Soviet Union. Indeed, the nostalgic lyrics paint a vivid picture regarding the complete disintegration of the social fabric in post-Soviet Russia.