In Catherine Rampell’s article “The Republicans Are Right” (2015), she expresses that during the Republican presidential debate, the candidates simply lied on public television and scorned public media outlets.
First coined in 2013, this term is a combination of “legerdemain” and “math”. This new phrase implies the apparent use of magic to manipulate numbers and other facts.
In George Washington’s Farewell Address, he warned against rival political parties and divisions among the government. He feared that these differences would breed animosities which would promote corrupt governments run by politicians that lie. It seems as though his fears are turning into reality.