White House Gaslighting Will Soon End
Editor's Note: Steve Schmidt is one of the founding members of the Lincoln Project. He is a communications and public affairs strategist who has worked on several Republican campaigns, including John McCain's 2008 bid for the White House, and he is now a regular political contributor to MSNBC.
On Monday afternoon, Schmidt reacted to president-elect Joe Biden's new all-female White House press team with glee, while reminiscing on all the lying Americans have endured the last four years. MaxNewsToday has assembled this six-tweet thread and reprinted it as one easy-to-read op-ed for our ongoing segment, Schmidt Storm. It has been edited for grammar and clarity. The announcement of the incoming White House Communications team is a significant event for a country that has been abused for four years by constant gaslighting and lies from the White House. Jen Psaki will return integrity to the Office of the Press Secretary the instant she steps behind the briefing room podium. Kate Bedingfield will lead a White House communications team that is grounded by reality, facts and truth. Thank God. This country has been plagued by pathological liars like Kellyanne Conway, Sean Spicer, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Kayleigh McEnany and J. Hogan Gidley appearing from the familiar grounds of the White House, ensconced in the trappings of the American presidency for four long years.
They have abetted the greatest, most prolific and lethal liar in American history. With each lie, they poisoned faith and belief in every institution that matters in a Republic. They lied like Baghdad Bob once did; spectacular, delusional, disproveable lying.
They did their best to obliterate reality and the concept of truth for the purposes of poisoning the public good for political power and advantage. They put obedience to Trump ahead of their oaths to the Constitution and duty to the American people.
Truth is the keystone of a democratic society. The lie is the cause of its ruin. Always. The appointment of these women of integrity is important to mark. They represent a restoration of honesty, decency, dignity, sanity and the truth to a place from where they must never again be extinguished. What a great relief it will be to not be lied to for a change.