Rudy Giuliani claims ‘Truth Isn’t Truth’ and other Trump administration claims

August 19, 2018

President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani made headlines on Sunday when he said, “Truth isn’t truth.”

On NBC’s Meet the Press Giuliani made the following statement:

“When you tell me that [Trump] should testify because he’s going to tell the truth and he shouldn’t worry, that’s so silly, because it’s somebody’s version of the truth. Not the truth.”

Meet the Press host Chuck Todd responded with:

“Truth is truth.”

Rudy Giuliani - Truth isn't truth. Cartoon caricature APT

To which Giuliani responded

“No, it isn’t truth. Truth isn’t truth. Don’t do this to me! Donald Trump says ‘I didn’t talk about Flynn with Comey.’ Comey says ‘you did talk about it’—so tell me what the truth is? Which is the truth, maybe you know because you are a genius?”

Giuliani’s quote was just the latest claim from the Trump administration that dispute known facts. Here are three other examples:

  1. “What you’re seeing and what you’re reading is not what’s happening”

On July 25, 2018, Trump was at the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention in Kansas City, Missouri when he said the U.S. is:

“Doing better than it’s ever done before, economically.”

“But it’s all working out. Just remember,”

“What you’re seeing and what you’re reading is not what’s happening.”

“Don’t believe the crap you see from these people, the fake news.”

  1. “Alternative facts”

On NBC’s Meet the Press on January 22, 2017, Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway said that former White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s inaccurate claims about the size of the crowd at Trump’s inauguration were “alternative facts.”

Spicer had said:

“This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period.”

Sean Spicer - This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period.

Top Ten Donald Trump Lies of 2017 - No. 7 - We had a massive field of people. It looked like a million, a million and a half people.. Cartoon caricature APT

Conway went on to say:

“You’re saying it’s a falsehood. And they’re giving–Sean Spicer, our press secretary–gave alternative facts,”

Meet the Press host Chuck Todd replied:

“Alternative facts aren’t facts. They are falsehoods.”

Conway then responded:

“Think about what you just said to your viewers. That’s why we feel compelled to go out and clear the air and put alternative facts out there.”

  1. “Fake news”

Trump accuses the press of putting out “fake news,” on a nearly daily basis, while consistently making remarks that have been proven to be false.

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