The Big Lie By Jonathan Lemire
- Narrated by: Jonathan Lemire
- Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
- Release date: 07-26-22
The Big Lie By Jonathan Lemire AudioBook Summary
A probing and illuminating analysis of current state of American politics, focusing on Donald Trump’s lie about election fraud, by the White House Bureau Chief of Politico and the host of MSNBC’s Way Too Early
Jonathan Lemire uncovers that “The Big Lie,” as it’s been termed, isn’t just about the 2020 election. It’s become a political philosophy that has only further divided the two parties.
Donald Trump first tried it out in 2016, at an August rally in Ohio. He said that perhaps he wouldn’t accept the election results in his race against Hillary Clinton, that the election was “rigged.” He then mentioned it at more rallies and even at one of the fall debates. He didn’t have to challenge the result that year, but the stage was set. When he lost in 2020, he started the lie back up again, and to devastating results: an insurrection at the Capitol in January 2021.
Republicans are still wholly under Trump’s sway. From his retirement at his Florida and New Jersey clubs he meets with Republican officials, aspiring candidates, and advisers and demands loyalty to this twisted way of thinking. And Democrats still deal with him as their opposition party is driven by a blatant lie. The parties aren’t divided by the aisle—they’re on different planets.