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READ: Daniel Dale Breaks Down Trump’s AP Interview: ‘Pure Nonsense’

It just keeps getting worse and worse.
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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 25: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan in the Oval Office of the White House on June 25, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

Fresh off a lie laden 60 Minutes interview, President Donald Trump sat down with the the Associated Press to do the same.

From oft-repeated false statements—like dismissing his decade long working relationship with personal lawyer Michael Cohen—or new ones like his defense of the Saudi government in the killing of Washington Post Jamal Khashoggi, the interview was Trumpian in its ability to overwhelm the viewer with falsehoods and tangents.

But now, Washington correspondent for the Toronto Star Daniel Dale has compiled the wildest moments for examination, and the results are unsettling to say the least.

From citing his “natural inclination for science” to refute the vast majority of the scientific community’s stance on global warming:

To dodging the subject on Russia:

And so much more.

This answer comes despite the fact that Senate Majority Leader and Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell’s comments blaming entitlement programs for the deficit were covered widely in the past few days.

The president also appeared to blame California for forest fires in order to defend the widening deficit:

And of course, plenty of pure nonsense:

The thread has Americans on Twitter deeply concerned and in disbelief.

None of the claims listed held water.

Twitter users were aghast at the rampant amount of falsehoods.

His comments partially blaming California’s fire management for the budget deficit were met with receipts, as well as what many believe to be the true culprit for the deficit escalation: Republican tax cuts

His and White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s claims that a majority of undocumented children being voluntarily left by their parents also struck outrage.

His answer to long-held criticisms of his refusal to visit service members in a combat zone didn’t suffice either when compared to the time he sets aside for golfing.

While a presidential interview with multiple outright lies has become rather normal over the years, Daniel Dale’s breakdown of them reinvigorated the belief among Americans that this should not be customary. One can only hope interviews like this will lead more people to the voting booth next month.

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