During his press conference, Trump tried to lie, but journalists looked him in the eye and asked him why he was lying.
Here is the official White House transcript as provided to PoliticusUSA:
THE PRESIDENT: Take a little at it. Take — no, take a look at the investigation. Take a look at how it started. Take a look at the horrible statements that Peter Strzok, the chief investigator, said. And take a look at what he did with Hillary Clinton. Take a look at —
Q (Inaudible), sir, that has nothing to do with collusion. Why are you lying about it, sir?
THE PRESIDENT: I’ll tell you what — you’re asking me about Peter Strzok being fired. I am amazed that Peter Strzok is still at the FBI, and so is everybody else that read that report. And I’m not even talking about the report; I’m talking about long before the report. Peter Strzok should have been fired a long time ago, and others should have been fired.
Q Mr. President, do you agree with children being taken away from (inaudible)?
THE PRESIDENT: No, I hate it. I hate the children being taken away. The Democrats have to change their law. That’s their law. They will force —
Q Sir, that’s your own policy. That’s your own policy. Why do you keep lying about it, sir?
Journalists are tired of being lied to
Trump’s barrage of lies was endless. The president lied 19 times in 58 minutes on Friday morning. Trump averaged nearly one lie for every three minutes that he spoke. The President is lying about things that are easily proven to be false. Trump lied about Democrats controlling the policy of separating parents and children at the border. It is no longer a matter of Trump not knowing how government works. He is intentionally lying about how government works.
Everyone is sick of being lied to, but journalists have reached a turning point where they are going to look Trump in the eye and tell him that he is lying.