‘His wild disregard for the truth quickly surpassed that of any presidential candidate in modern history, prompting news outlets to begin calling Trump’s statements out very simply as “lies.”‘
–Jeremy Diamond, CNN
The etymology dictionary provides an interesting origin for the word “trump.” One of it’s meanings is to “fabricate, devise,” 1690s, from trump “deceive, cheat” (1510s), from Middle English trumpen (late 14c.), from Old French tromper “to deceive,” of uncertain origin. Apparently from se tromper de “to mock,” from Old French tromper “to blow a trumpet.” Brachet explains this as “to play the horn, alluding to quacks and mountebanks, who attracted the public by blowing a horn, and then cheated them into buying ….”
All of which sounds remarkably like the mountebank (a person who deceives others, especially in order to trick them out of their money; a charlatan.) who has recently come to power in the US.
There’s an amusing essay by “Bock” at http://bocktherobber.com/2016/08/is-donald-trump-mentally-fit-to-be-president/