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U.S. President Donald Trump makes a video call to service members from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard stationed worldwide from the Oval Office at the White House December 25, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Zach Gibson-Pool/Getty Images)

Before the press and public recognized President Donald Trump's habit of constant lying, claims made under the guise of "many people are saying" and "that's what I've heard" were prevalent in then candidate Trump's campaign speeches. Now that people are aware, Trump rarely goes for such phrases in his claims.

But to defend his decision to renege on his vow to GOP leadership to support Congress' stopgap spending bill to keep the federal government fully operational, the President went back to that well.

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