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.
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Stephen Colbert says Trump hates The Squad because ‘he’s the leader of the rival gang The Klan’
Stephen Colbert returned to "The Late Show" on Monday after a two-week summer vacation and wasted no time updating his viewers on the latest from "Racist-in-Chief" Donald Trump.
"There were some big stories while we were gone. The sun rose in the East, a bear relieved itself in the woods, Donald Trump was racist," Colbert said.
"And this wasn't just any run-of-the-mill, this was a humdinger. A new personal best at being the worst," he explained.
"Yesterday the president pinched out a steaming pile of tweets against freshman Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Oman of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachuttes and Rashida Tlaib on Michigan -- known in DC as 'The Squad,'" Colbert said, while the audience clapped loudly at the mention of "The Squad."
Seth Meyers hilariously ridicules Trump for not knowing the Constitution: ‘Article II — nobody’s ever seen it before’
After a long vacation, late-night shows returned to bring some levity to the difficulty of the news cycle. Such was the case when "Late Night" host Seth Meyers ridiculed President Donald Trump for not knowing The Constitution that well.
"Number one: there's no crime. And how do you obstruct when there's no crime?" Trump asked during a brief statement Friday. Martha Stewart would take issue with that statement.
"Also take a look at one other thing. It's a thing called Article II. Nobody ever mentions Article II. It give me all these rights at a level nobody has ever seen before. We don't even talk about Article II," Trump said.
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow shows what Trump was trying to distract from with his latest racist attacks
On Monday night, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow unpacked a number of critically important news stories that have been largely lost in the shuffle amid outrage over President Donald Trump's racist attacks on Democratic congresswomen — stories that could be critically important in coming weeks, and problematic for the president, but that he doubtless was grateful didn't dominate the cycle.
First, Maddow noted, there was "what they announced in terms of changes to asylum law ... maybe this president's most radical effort to change laws along racial lines since the Muslim ban that he tried to implement as soon as he got into office. It's part of a larger mosaic in terms of how the president is running and using race to get himself reelected." The law would ban any migrants from receiving asylum if they failed to apply for asylum in any country they passed through, which would be impractical or ineffective for many of them.