I don’t know why you’re so bothered about Trump, Mark. To me there is no difference between Trump’s lies and those of other politicians because they all tailor their language to their target audience. They are in the business of deception, have you read much of Cicero, a master of rhetoric over 2000 years ago. Politicians have been using the same tricks even since.
And since you like to remind us you are a magician, can you produce real money from thin air (not hidden up your sleeve or anything.)
I can’t do it now, don’t have access to the right props, but when I worked as a systems analyst in City of London financial businesses I helped traders in stocks, bonds, commodities and currency pull off the trick every day.
The modern world runs on lies and deceptions. Caveat emptor.