On Wednesday night, Fox News host Tucker Carlson actually agreed with many media outlets and admitted that President Trump has been less than truthful with the American people. According to the Washington Post, as of last month, Trump had told over 13,000 false or misleading statements since taking office, including claims by the president and those in his administration that his was the largest inaugural crowd in U.S. history. After nearly three years, Carlson refuted that claim.
“We’re not gonna lie to you, that was untrue,” Carlson said. “The crowd at the 2017 inauguration was not the largest ever measured at the National Mall. Sorry, it wasn’t. Why did the president claim that it was? Well, because that’s who he is.” Carlson went on to say, “Donald Trump is a salesman, he’s a talker, a boaster, a booster, a compulsive self-promoter. At times he’s a full-blown BS artist.”
And though it may seem Carlson was trashing the president, he was actually making the case that it’s okay for Trump to be untruthful because “that’s who he is,” and because, as Carlson pointed out, it’s obvious.
“If Trump hadn’t gotten rich in real estate, he could have made a fortune selling cars,” Carlson said. “Most people know this. It’s obvious. It’s transparent, really.
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