President Trump, who has told at least 5,001 false or misleading claims in his first 601 days in office, told ABC News in a new interview that he tells the truth “when I can.”
“Well, I try. I do try,” Trump said when asked about an earlier promise he made not to lie.
“And I always want to tell the truth. When I can, I tell the truth. And sometimes it turns out to be where something happens that’s different or there’s a change, but I always like to be truthful,” he added.
.@jonkarl asked Pres. Trump whether he has 'always been truthful' to the American people:
"When I can, I tell the truth. And sometimes it turns out to be where something happens that’s different or there's a change, but I always like to be truthful." https://t.co/X1Noeg7KDI pic.twitter.com/Fe9eEMnY5J
— ABC News (@ABC) November 1, 2018
In the very same interview, Trump claimed, without providing evidence, that the migrant caravan in Mexico that is moving toward the U.S. was “mostly men, and mostly young men – they are pushing the women right up to the front, not good, and the kids right up to the front.”
Trump claimed that the caravan “almost looks like an invasion.”
“You have caravans coming up that look a lot larger than it’s reported actually. I’m pretty good at estimating crowd size. And I’ll tell you they look a lot bigger than people would think,” Trump said about the dwindling caravan.