So Washington watchers were surprised when, on Thursday, Trump gave an impromptu half-hour interview to a reporter at The New York Times, a newspaper he considers in the enemy camp. As could be expected, Trump told an absurd number of lies.
To that end, the very helpful Daniel Dale at The Toronto Star published a sourced list (link here) of the twenty-five times Trump lied during the interview. That adds up to about a lie a minute, considering parts of the interview were simply idle chatter.
The biggest lie is the President's claim that his campaign did not collude with any Russian entity but that Democrats did. That, of course, is so preposterous that one is left wondering why he even said it. Did he think The New York Times readers couldn't see through his bullshit?
In a way, these Trump lie-fests serve a valuable purpose: they keep establishing how he's so relentlessly dishonest, that when he claims to speak the truth, we know what's coming out of his mouth is false.
And thanks once again to The Toronto Star for their excellent reportage. They have been telling truth-to-power with Trump all year.
Read Daniel Dale's list and share it with everyone you know who follows American politics. Trump's lies must not go unnoticed.