Remember Donald, It’s Not A Lie If You Believe It
Steve Bannon says he doesn't believe the President has ever told a lie.
Former Trump campaign adviser and White House “chief strategist,” Steve Bannon says he doesn’t believe the President has ever lied:
Stephen Bannon, President Trump’s former chief strategist, said Sunday that he does not believe that Trump lies.
“[Trump] has not always told the truth,” host Jonathan Karl said during an interview on ABC’s “This Week.”
“I don’t know that,” Bannon responded. “This is another thing to demonize him.”
“You think the president’s never lied?” Karl asked in a follow-up question.
“Not to my knowledge, no,” replied Bannon. ”Except when he called me Sloppy Steve.”
“He says things that are not true all the time,” the ABC host interjected.
“I don’t believe that,” Bannon said. “I think he speaks in a particular vernacular that connects the people in this country.”
Karl later noted that Trump acknowledged he lied to The New York Times about a Trump Tower meeting and asked Bannon if some lies are OK.
Bannon said that he did not know whether Trump’s comments qualified as a lie.
This is, of course, utter nonsense. At last count, the President has told thousands of demonstrable lies since entering the Oval Office, and it continues to happen on a daily basis whenever he tweets, talks to the press or speaks to the public. His Administration, spokespeople, supporters on Capitol Hill, and friendly pundits do the same thing every time they defend him. There is no denying this at this point. Bannon, quite obviously, is gaslighting the American public with an utterly absurd assertion,
Or maybe, there’s a simpler expanation: