President Donald Trump addresses the audience during the Deep From the Heart: The One America Appeal Concert at Reed Arena at Texas A&M University in College Station on Oct. 21, 2017. (Rick Kern/Getty Images for Ford Motor Co.)

In what was apparently an impromptu interview with the New York Times on Thursday, the president of the United States lied no fewer than 24 times, according to the Washington Post, which is obviously expending its precious resources to fact-check the president, a known fibber.

First of all, The Hill reports that Trump’s aides were scrambling after word of the interview leaked, since he apparently didn’t tell anyone about it. And you know what happens when this man isn’t handled: He lies at least two dozen times. On the record.

And he also shows what a mess of an administration he runs.

The Post reports that when one official was asked about the interview with writer Michael Schmidt from the Times at Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s Florida compound, the official responded, “What interview?”

Advertisement

What interview indeed.

Trump reportedly showed his pink-orange ass by saying that he has the “absolute right” to do whatever he wants regarding the Robert Mueller investigation and denied collusion between his campaign and Russia—but if there was collusion, it’s not a crime.

Those are but a few of the lies.

He also came with lies small—“Paul Manafort only worked for me for a few months”—and big: “There was tremendous collusion on behalf of the Russians and the Democrats,” a claim the Post calls “breathtakingly false.”

Advertisement

President Loco also said that he “saved coal” and West Virginia is “doing fantastically now”; that we spent “$7 trillion in the Middle East” (a number the Post says is more like $1.6 trillion); and that “the wall” will
“stop drugs from coming into the country.”