President Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani told NBC’s Meet the Press that “truth is not the truth.”
This statement sparked CNN’s Don Lemon opening segments, as he played a montage of President Donald Trump’s team making even more absurd claims.
In one clip Giuliani said, “facts are in the eyes of the beholder.”
“Facts are facts. Facts are not in the eye of the beholder,” Lemon said.
While playing the clip, Lemon could barely believe what he was hearing and laughed throughout his opening segment. He played a flashback of one of the administration’s first lies.
“This is an administration that has tried to distract and deflect from the facts literally from day one. When then-press secretary Sean Spicer, remember, tried to claim that President Trump’s inauguration crowd was the largest ever,” Lemon said.
He added, “You can’t make this stuff up.”
“All of this coming from a president who lies on a daily basis. According to our friends at The Washington Post, President Trump has made well over 4,200 false or misleading claims in his presidency so far. An average of 7.6 per day.”
President Trump also told a crowd at the VFW Convention in Kansas City to not believe what they see or hear.
“Stick with us. Don’t believe the crap you see from these people, the fake news. What you’re seeing and what you’re reading is not what’s happening,” President Trump said during the convention.
“President Trump wants you to believe that facts are fungible. He wants you to believe that truth is something you choose,” Lemon said.
Watch the video below via CNN.