In the 50 years since, we’ve witnessed examples of untruthfulness from politicians at all levels, including presidents, e.g., Nixon and Watergate, Clinton and Monica Lewinsky, and George W. Bush with WMD’s, but the level of disregard for truth and facts displayed by President Trump is unprecedented. It began with his dishonest challenge to Obama’s citizenship, and has continued with numerous falsehoods — more than 3,000 since taking office, by some counts.
Examples include his fabrications about his inauguration’s crowd size and that U.S. black homeownership is the highest it’s ever been. He maintained falsely that he passed the biggest tax cut in history and that it was going to cost him a fortune, personally. Most recently he duplicitously asserted that he “misspoke” by using the phrase “don’t see how it would have been Russia” instead of “don’t see how it wouldn’t have been Russia” when asked who he believed more — the American intelligence community or Vladimir Putin — about Russia’s 2016 election interference.