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In an interview released Tuesday in which President Donald Trump announced his intent to end birthright citizenship, he falsely claimed that the U.S. is the only country in the world with such a guarantee. | Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Often nicknamed "Liar in Chief" by American citizens, Trump responded to an interview on ABC where he was asked about his mis-statements and untruths by saying that he tells the truth when he can. In other words, he seems to believe that he often cannot help but lie.
Having faced criticism from the time he lied during his 2016 campaign clear though to his lies where he claims Democrats are responsible for what we know he has caused, his distortions and gross exaggerations are just explained away by him saying "I always try to tell the truth." Huh? Tries?
Opponents, responsible journalists, fact checkers and the Television watching public seem to believe differently. They say that Trump often distorts, mis-states, and tells blatant lies about a number of issues.
He also claims that Americans believe that media and the press are "Enemies of the People," echoing claims of past tyrants, and in recent days he has claimed that the immigration caravan of migrants has financial support fromDemocrats.
In my opinion, Trump no longer differentiates between fact from fiction. I believe his lies are from an ingrained habit. His speeches, tweets and campaign rallying cries point to his being lost in a fog of rhetoric that seems to be made up to match his expectations of what he wants people to believe. Unfortunately, his cult members usually do.
The following report is by Devan Cole, for CNN
Washington: President Donald Trump, whose time in office has been defined in large part by his frequent falsehoods and misleading statements, claimed Wednesday he tries to be truthful.
"I mean sometimes it turns out to be where something happens that's different or there's a change. But I always like to be truthful," he added.
(CNN's Steve Brusk and Marshall Cohen contributed to this report.)