comScore Jesse Watters: ‘I Don’t Think Trump’s a Liar, I Just Think He’s a Boaster’

Jesse Watters: ‘I Don’t Think Trump’s a Liar, I Just Think He’s a Boaster’

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.”

He continued:

“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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