Former reality show star Donald Trump has a penchant for lying. In just a year and a half, Trump has made 4,229 false or misleading claims, but his supporters don’t really care because President Obama once said, “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor” and that one unintentional misstatement means it’s OK that they back a serial liar.
Well, maybe the fever is breaking because a Fox host doesn’t think Trump can testify in the Russia probe without lying. Outnumbered host Dagen McDowell said that special counsel Robert Mueller may be laying out a perjury trap for Trump and that’s actually a strange defense if you think about it because an individual could always just tell the truth unless that person is incapable of that.
“How in the world could he ever cooperate and sit down with Mueller for an interview knowing that if you tell one lie to Bob Mueller, he will move to file charges?” she said.
“From the outside looking in doesn’t it look like increasingly that the Mueller team is setting a trap for the president if he decides to speak with them?” she asked.
Political strategist Jessica Tarlov wasn’t having any of it and noted that Trump does have the option of just being honest.
“He could not tell a lie, that’s always an option here,” she said. “There have been so many lies from the beginning.” She also noted that more tapes could be released by Trump’s former long-term attorney Michael Cohen. Tarlov further pointed out the “odd timing” of Hope Hicks being seen back on Air Force One this weekend. And of course, she mentioned Don Junior lying about why he met with Russians at Trump Tower. What she’s saying is that this is a hot mess and no one with Team Trump seems to be able to tell the truth.
It’s only a ‘trap’ if Trump has something to hide.
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