“I cannot tell a lie- I cut down the cherry tree.”
Although we have treasured this childhood story, there is no evidence this was ever uttered by George Washington. The important moral of this tale was to teach us that respected leaders do two things:
They tell the truth.
They admit their mistakes.
These qualities have been the bedrock of what we teach our kids. We strive for their young minds to grow in cherishing honesty and understanding the awesome power of forgiveness. These qualities are also what we expect for the person who represents us to the world- the President of the United States.
Every week I see a different news source that has carefully tabulated a running total of the thousands of lies/ falsehoods and/or misleading statements of Donald Trump since he took office.
I wonder if those who continue to support Trump and follow his tweets have ever heard of the Cherry Tree story.