The way Jesse Watters sees it, President Trump never lies about anything of political consequence, he’s just a braggadocious kind of person.
Greg Gutfeld led The Five panel on Monday as they slammed Michael Bloomberg for saying in a commencement speech that the “epidemic of dishonesty” is a greater threat to American democracy than terrorism.
“He is committing the very sin he derides: he’s falsifying facts,” Gutfeld snarked. “Right now, Trump may make history with the Koreas and ‘Bloomie’ is whining about fake news at a college. That’s got to hurt.”
When Gutfeld asked Watters whether the former New York mayor was being hyperbolic, the Fox host invoked 9/11 and said “a lie didn’t fly into a building and kill 3,000 people.” As he went on, Watters said, “I would rather have a politician lie about sex or about a crowd size than about not being able to keep your health care or a terrorist attack. There’s white lies and then there’s whoppers, and that’s fine.”
“I think the fake news puts out maybe the same amount of junk as President Trump does, if not more… At the same time, I don’t think Trump’s a liar. I just think he’s a boaster… A lot of people consider those opinions lies. They’ll fact-check his opinions… and then the ‘Pinocchio people’ fact-check that.”
While Watters can believe whatever he wishes about Trump, the president has made countless, demonstrably-untrue statements on a variety of subjects over the years. The “Pinocchio people” on Washington Post‘s fact-checking outfit recently found that Trump has made over 3,000 false or misleading statements in office, and Politifact has determined that approximately 70% of Trump’s statements are factually-challenged to varying degrees.
Watch above, via Fox News.
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