A faker hates fake news

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In case you missed it, earlier tonight the 45th president used a speech in Arizona to scream and yell and condemn the media (as one big collective, save Fox News) as un-American liars. “These are sick people,” Trump told a riled up crowd of 99.3-percent white people. “If you wanted to discover the source of the division in our country, look no further than the fake news and the crooked media.”

Of course, the attendees booed and hissed and heckled the assembled reporters. Which ignores something that still drives me crazy …

Three weeks ago Trump gave a painfully inappropriate speech to the Boy Scouts Jamboree in West Virginia. It was, truly, one of the worst things ever, and the president was mocked in its aftermath. Then, however, during an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Trump said the head of the Boy Scouts called him and told him it was “the greatest speech that was ever made to them.”

This, it turns out, was a lie.

The Scouts insist no such call was ever made.

The Trump Administration never again brought up the subject.

It was a lie. A really weird lie.

So how, to Trump backers, is this OK?

How is this not a lie?

Fake news?