Trump Says He’ll Probably Lie About It

Trump: ‘I’ll probably lie’

President Donald Trump this morning says hell probably lie about it, although he’s not sure if he’ll use the lie he’s been planning to use or a different lie, including one he hasn’t thought of yet.

“We’ll see how it goes when we get to that point,” Trump told reporters outside the White House. “One thing I think I’ve made clear is, I don’t like to give away my plan. I like to keep people guessing.”

Trump said he will probably lie later this week given the decision he made last week. “You know, we have to deal with the fake news like you wouldn’t believe,” he said. “I’m just going to see what the expedient thing to say is, and, frankly, I don’t know what that will be yet—or maybe I do. Maybe I don’t want to tell you.” said part of what he says might be truthful. “Maybe there’s an expectation I’ll lie completely,” he said. “We just don’t know, but there could be some truth to what I say. The more important thing is, we say things, and we say things so that words are coming out of my mouth and not just my mouth but other people’s mouths, too—other people whose mouths say things about what we’re doing.”

He said words could be coming out of the mouth of Vice President Mike Pence.

There will be words on paper as well, he said. “We have people—really, the best people, I promise you—who put the words on the paper and they can be read out loud or they can be read just in your head, like the words talking in your head,” he said.

He added that the words on paper might include some lies and also some truths. “I’m open to a mix of both,” he said, adding that he’ll ask his staff to include some big words in anything he writes. “People expect the big words, the impressive words, and we’ll give them that.”

He said some big words might be true and some might be fake. “Small words can be true or fake, too,” he said. “As I said before, there will be a mix. The fake news will say all the words are fake or they’ll say they’re all true. You know, they’re worried about their ratings. They’re dying because people don’t believe them. But we don’t care about that. We’ll give you a mix. Trust me. Not all the words will be lies, but not all will be true, either.”

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