When is a lie not actually a lie? When it’s simply a fabrication of the actual events that occurred. That’s the message Sarah Huckabee Sanders delivered to members of the White House Press Corps on Tuesday.
Trump’s team recently claimed that the 45th POTUS received phone calls from The Boy Scouts of America, the President of Mexico, and others, who praised Trump for his public speeches delivered to various groups.
Sanders, at her daily briefing, said the stories were not your typical run-of-the-mill fabrications. “Multiple members of the Boy Scouts leadership” had praised Mr. Trump’s speech in Glen Jean, W.Va., she claimed, although she admitted those conversations did not occur during phone calls, as her administration originally claimed.
The White House Press Secretary then claimed that Trump and Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto discussed border enforcement last month on the sideline of the Group of 20 summit meeting in Hamburg, Germany. “I wouldn’t say it was a lie — that’s a pretty bold accusation,” Ms. Sanders said. “The conversations took place, they just simply didn’t take place over a phone call, they happened in person.”
Trump is already under fire over his credibility and lying about phone conversations isn’t about to help his administration weather the storm. This isn’t the first time strange claims have been made by Trump’s team but it does offer further insight into the world of alternative facts that the White House is currently distributing to the masses. Essentially, Trump is attempting to launch impromptu narratives without thinking through the consequences of his actions.
“The Truth About Trump” author Michael D’Antonio perfectly summed up Trump’s entire business life in his book. “He’s been lying his whole life, almost reflexively, and it’s almost as if he finds it more satisfying and easier than to speak with precision.”
Among Trumps lies have been the height of Trump Tower and how many floors it features. As a child, Trump even lied about hitting home runs, a pattern that turned into more lies about all of the beautiful woman who wanted to date him.
Trump could get away with the lies as a child and even as a billionaire businessman but as President, his words are fact-checked in real-life.
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