The Washington Post fact-checked Donald Trump’s interview with The New York Times on Thursday and came up “24 false or misleading claims” “in a 30-minute interview.” The Post is constantly fact-checking President Trump. In fact, the Post does this so often, I sort of wonder what the purpose of it is anymore.
Clearly, anybody who wants to know realizes that President Trump gets a lot of things wrong. I don’t know whether he is lying (in the sense he knows what is right and he is saying something else anyway) or he really thinks what he is saying is right (even though it isn’t). I think I would rather that it was the former, i.e., he knows what the facts are but he says something else anyway, than that he really doesn’t know what is correct. But I understand people can differ on that point.