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Multiple former Trump business associates explain to CNN why he ‘lies about everything’

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CNN’s Gloria Borger this week talked with multiple former business associates of President Donald Trump, who all explained why he has a habit of lying about everything he does.

Borger starts off by talking to former Trump Organization executive Barbara Res, who reveals that Trump planted a fake story about Princess Diana looking for an apartment in Trump Tower back in the 1980s as a way to hype up sales for the building.

“That didn’t happen?” Borger asked Res.

“No,” Res replied. “But it made the papers.”

While this kind of lie might seem harmless, Trump’s constant stream of untruths often ended up coming back to haunt him and those who trusted him, as was the case of the failed Trump Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City.

Architect Alan Lapidus, who worked for Trump in the past, told Borger that the New Jersey Casino Control Commission actually shut down one third of Trump Taj Mahal’s slot machines on its opening day because they didn’t work properly.

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“To shut down a third of the slots on opening day was both humiliating and financially disastrous,” he said.

Undeterred by this, Trump found a way to lie to the public about why so many slot machines had to be taken offline — and he told TV host Larry King that the machines were shut down because they got overheated from too many people using them.

“Truly, he would just lie about everything,” said former Trump Plaza Casino manager Jack O’Donnell.

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Trump just gave Don McGahn a reason to testify to Congress — ‘’and it won’t be good for the president’: CNN analyst

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During a panel discussion on Donald Trump's latest attacks on former White House counsel Don McGahn -- accusing him of lying to special counsel Robert Mueller to make himself look good -- a CNN analyst suggested the president may come to regret his comments.

Speaking with CNN fill-in host Alex Marquardt, every member of the panel said there was no way that McGahn would lie while under oath when he spoke with Justice Department officials.

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Sarah Sanders’ replacement ‘won’t last one day’ if they won’t lie for Trump like she did: CNN host

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During a panel discussion on White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders' plan to depart her job working for President Donald Trump, CNN host Kate Bolduan scoffed at the idea that the president will employ anyone who doesn't lie like he does.

Speaking with CNN media analyst Brian Stelter, Bolduan asked about Sanders contentious tenure and her abrasive nature with the press.

"Essentially the post hasn't been filled in the traditional sense for a long time," Stelter explained. "95 days without a traditional briefing. Clearly, he's going to appoint somebody. The white house communications director role hasn't been filled in the way it traditionally is."

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Ex-White House aide snaps at CNN’s Camerota after she calls out Sarah Sander’s lies

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In a frequently contentious interview with CNN's Alisyn Camerota, former White House Communications director Anthony Scaramucci snapped at the CNN host when she pointed out exiting White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders' history of lying and attacking the press.

Asked about the timing of Sanders' departure, Scaramucci said the spokesperson had done her time -- one year serving on then-candidate Donald Trump's campaign and two years in the White House.

"She did a great job," Scaramucci attempted. "I know people have mixed views of her in places like this but I love her and think she did a great job and she is as an honest broker."

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