Mr. Trump's willingness to misrepresent the weather in his inauguration? In the following passage, "The debate included the kind of political showmanship and heated language that members of Parliament often do well, with dueling lawmakers invoking Mr. Trump’s impetuousness, his strategic importance to Britain or even his willingness to misrepresent the weather during his inauguration as reasons to cancel or go ahead with the visit." I read Mr. Trump misrepresented the number audiences in his inauguration but did he do that for the weather too? Or in this context, is it a metaphor? I understand it is listed to imply his brash or petulant behavior. This is from the article:®ion=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront&_r=0
Feb 21, 2017 10:05 AM
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Amazingly enough, he actually lied about the weather during his inauguration. And he lied to people who were physically there (getting rained on) or saw the rain (and the people with raincoats & umbrellas and water falling) on tv. ------ That said, there is an idiom along those lines. When talking about a person with whom they disagree or a person who does lie a lot, someone may say "If she said the sky was blue, I'd go check." or "I wouldn't believe him if he said the sky was blue." It is usually meant figuratively.
February 21, 2017
I am unable to copy the link as something with the formatting has gone wrong. However, a quick Google suggests this to me. Trump said it was going to rain, but in the end it didn't. His assumption is that God stopped the rain ruining his inauguration. Some journalists say, however, that it DID rain during his inauguration. So yes, there seems to be a discrepancy between what the weather did, and what Trump said it did.
February 21, 2017
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