As a child, I used to inflate a balloon and then slowly release the air while manipulating the exit with both hands to produce various sounds. I was reminded of my childhood while listening to the Trump news conference yesterday when the Donald attacked a reporter for questioning Trump’s assertion that he raised money for veterans’ groups. The media inflated the Trump balloon with excessive coverage of his every action and word, and now the air is starting to come out of the Trump balloon. It’s not pretty. Trump will attack every reporter who asks a question he does not like. Witness Megyn Kelly’s experience during the debates and after.
Trump is a serial exaggerator. His supporters will say that his exaggerations are not important. His detractors will say that he is lying.