That Donald Trump devolved from commander-in-chief to liar-in-chief didn’t surprise Forbes... he’s been shamelessly exaggerating and prevaricating to our faces for almost four decades. More astonishing: the number of people willing to lend credence to that obvious mendacity on his behalf. — Randall Lane, chief content officer of Forbes Media and editor of Forbes Magazine
That Donald Trump devolved from commander-in-chief to liar-in-chief didn’t surprise Forbes... he’s been shamelessly exaggerating and prevaricating to our faces for almost four decades. More astonishing: the number of people willing to lend credence to that obvious mendacity on his behalf. — Randall Lane, chief content officer of Forbes Media and editor of Forbes Magazine
Forbes editor issues warning to companies intending to hire Trump officials: 'We'll assume everything you talk about is a lie'
  • The editor of Forbes — Randall Lane — has warned companies that choose to hire officials from President Donald Trump's administration that they will be heavily scrutinized, he wrote in an article.
  • Lane wrote that, following Wednesday's attempted coup, there should be a "truth reckoning."
  • The editor said that, as part of that reckoning, there would be "repercussions" for those who have lied on behalf of Trump.
  • Lane name-called Trump's former press secretaries and said that companies that employ them could be viewed as a "potential funnel of disinformation" by the magazine.
Businesses that choose to hire Trump administration alumni will, the editor said, be held to account.

"Forbes will assume that everything your company or firm talks about is a lie," the magazine's editor Randall Lane wrote. "We're going to scrutinize, double-check, investigate with the same skepticism we'd approach a Trump tweet," Lane added.


In the article titled 'A Truth Reckoning: Why We're Holding Those Who Lied For Trump Accountable,' Lane reflected on the lies that spurred rioters to ransack the US Capitol building.

The easiest way for American democracy to recover from the insurrection, he wrote, is to "create repercussions for those who don't follow the civic norms."

In the Forbes article, Lane name-called Trump's press secretaries and a former senior counselor to the president — Sean Spicer, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Stephanie Grisham, Kayleigh McEnany, and Kellyanne Conway — and referred to the group as "Trump's fellow fabulists."

This ultimatum follows the news that some White House staff are worried about securing their next job,
according to Politico.

A Truth Reckoning: Why We’re Holding Those Who Lied For Trump Accountable
That Donald Trump devolved from commander-in-chief to liar-in-chief didn’t surprise Forbes: As we’ve chronicled early and often, for all his billions and Barnum-like abilities, he’s been shamelessly exaggerating and prevaricating to our faces for almost four decades. More astonishing: the number of people willing to lend credence to that obvious mendacity on his behalf.

... As American democracy rebounds, we need to return to a standard of truth when it comes to how the government communicates with the governed. The easiest way to do that, from where I sit, is to create repercussions for those who don’t follow the civic norms. Trump’s lawyers lie gleefully to the press and public, but those lies, magically, almost never made it into briefs and arguments – contempt, perjury and disbarment keep the professional standards high.