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Is Trump a liar?

Is Trump a liar?
August 04
15:14 2017

On Wednesday, the White House acknowledged that President Donald Trump told two lies.

The first came when he claimed, at a Cabinet meeting on Monday, that the President of Mexico had called him recently. Said Trump: “Even the President of Mexico called me. Their southern border, they said very few people are coming because they know they’re not going to get to our border, which is the ultimate compliment.”
The second came last week in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, the transcript of which was published Tuesday night. In the interview, Trump boasted: “I got a call from the head of the Boy Scouts saying it was the greatest speech that was ever made to them, and they were very thankful.”
Neither of those phone calls actually happened, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders admitted in her daily press briefing Wednesday.
When Trump said the President of Mexico had called him, he was referencing a conversation the two men had at the G20 meeting in Germany, which ended July 8.
As for the Boy Scouts “call,” what Trump meant was that “multiple members of the Boy Scouts leadership following his speech there that day congratulated him, praised him and offered quite powerful compliments following his speech,” Sanders explained.
Despite those admissions, Sanders blanched at the idea Trump had purposely misled. “I wouldn’t say it was a lie,” she said. “That’s a pretty bold accusation. The conversations took place, they just simply didn’t take place over a phone call.”
But, here’s the thing: This is not so easily dismissed as Sanders would like.
Why? Because this is a pattern of conduct with Trump. Throughout his candidacy — and his presidency — he has said things that are not provable, at best, and not true, at worst.
He saw Muslims celebrating on the rooftops in northern New Jersey on September 11, 2001. Evidence that President Barack Obama might not have been born in the United States had been brought to his attention. Three to 5 million people voted illegally in the 2016 election. His inauguration crowd was the largest ever recorded. Obama had wiretapped Trump Tower during the 2016 campaign.

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