New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman told CNN on Tuesday that President Donald Trump is relentlessly lying ahead of the 2018 midterm elections because he’s found that it works for him.
During a discussion of Trump’s totally fabricated claims about the number of jobs created by arms sales to Saudi Arabia, CNN host Alisyn Camerota asked Haberman if the president’s grip on reality was “loosening.”
“I don’t think this is his grip on reality loosening,” Haberman replied. “I think we are seeing what we saw with him in 2016. He will keep saying what he can get away with for as long as he can get away with it.”
Camerota then asked Haberman if the president’s aides and advisers were “comfortable” with him lying so brazenly about these numbers.
“I think people in the White House have become pretty numb to a lot of what happens,” she replied. “So I think if you took this on its own and separated it from things, they would say, ‘Yes it’s a problem.’ When you put it with everything else he’s done, it sounds like just another day to them.”
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"I don't think this is his grip on reality loosening," says @maggieNYT on Trump spreading lies before the election: "He will keep saying what he can get away with for as long as he can get away with it" https://t.co/nLRnotgOxa pic.twitter.com/GBhA1Vahay
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