There is a sad running debate going on between the Left and Right in America today: Which party’s candidate is the biggest liar? Both Hillary and Trump appear to have, at best, only a passing acquaintance with honesty. For every article saying that Trump is a liar, there’s another article saying that Hillary is a liar — and both are correct. The only obvious difference between the articles is that the Trump articles get printed in media outlets with greater circulation than do the Hillary articles (which is, of course, a shame).
I did wonder, though, if there’s a more subtle difference between these two mendacious candidates than the fact that Trump’s lies are exposed to a wider audience. That is, do they tell different types of lies? I think there is a difference, although it may exist now only because Trump hasn’t had the career scope Hillary’s had when it comes to lying. Let me explain:
What the two candidates have in common is that both tell lies of self-aggrandizement. Donald Trump is staggeringly boastful while Hillary loves to buff her resume, whether she was named after Sir Edmund Hillary (who gained fame after she was born) or landed under sniper fire in Bosnia (when all was peaceful at the airport).