President Donald Trump said it was a lie when a man he said was a liar called him a liar for lying. “The liar who lied about my lying is a liar,” the president said in remarks to reporters this morning.
Trump said the liar lied about his lying even after lying about being a liar. “When a liar lies about his lying, you know it’s a lie,” he said. “It’s a lie to think you can lie about a lie, because people know it’s a lie and I’m not lying about that.”
Trump said he had to call the liar a liar after he lied about him lying about his lying. “What he said was a lie, because he said I was lying.”
Others, however, say the president is lying when he says the liar is lying about him lying. “Is the president lying about the liar lying about him lying?” one analyst said. “Yes, he is lying. The liar was’t lying when he said he was lying. The only lie is him saying the liar lied, because that is a lie. The liar wasn’t lying about him lying about his lie, which means he’s not a liar.” He added that Trump is a liar, though, because he lied about the man lying about him. But Trump said that’s a lie.
Trump also dismissed as lies news reports saying he lied about the lying. “Those are lies,” he said. “I didn’t lie about my lying. What’s a lie is the lie that I lied about lying. And I’m not lying about that.”
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