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Is President Trump Gaslighting Us?

Ryan Caron King
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WNPR
President Trump

George Packer wrote in The New Yorker this weekend that the only obstacle left to prevent President Trump's full consolidation of power is public opinion. We must vote.

Yet, it's hard for people to cast informed ballots if President Trump is overtly and boldly lying without fear of repercussion. Some say he's trying to gaslight us into believing the reality he wants more than the one that exists.  

We saw it this weekend when  New York Times Publisher A.G. Sulzberger felt the need to correct the record after President Trump tweeted an inaccurate version of what was said in their off-the-record meeting. 

Last week, President Trump asked people at a rally in Kansas City, MO to "...stick with us. Don't believe the crap you see from these people, the fake news." He went on to say "what you're seeing and what you're reading is not what's happening."  

Today, it's you and Colin and one guest. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter or give us a call at 860-275-7266.

GUEST: 

Stephanie Sarkis -  Board-certified clinical mental health therapist and the author of several books, most recently, Gaslighting: Recognize Manipulative and Emotionally Abusive People - and Break Free, which will be released in October. Stephanie blogs for Psychology Today and The HuffPost. @StephanieSarkis

Betsy started as an intern at WNPR in 2011 after earning a Master's Degree in American and Museum Studies from Trinity College. She served as the Senior Producer for 'The Colin McEnroe Show' for several years before stepping down in 2021 and returning to her previous career as a registered nurse. She still produces shows with Colin and the team when her schedule allows.

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