When fibbing is a fact of life
WASHINGTON — When President Donald Trump told donors at a fundraiser this past week that he had invented a fact during a conversation with Canada’s prime minister, the surprise was not that America’s leader makes things up, but that he openly admitted it.
Or maybe admitted is the wrong word. He actually seemed to boast about it.
In the furor that followed the disclosure of his remarks, attention focused on the impact on relations with Canada and whether the president was right or wrong in his assertion about trade. But the episode goes to the heart of a more fundamental debate about Trump:... read more
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