Trump’s Misstatements: Lies, Delusions, Or Manipulations?


WGBH NewsPublished on Jan 30, 2019

National Intelligence Director Dan Coats published the annual “Worldwide Threat Assessment” yesterday — which directly contradicted Trump’s own stances on a range of matters, including his claims about the ISIS threat level and Iran’s nuclear progress, and Russian interference in 2016 election The statement adds to a long list of instances in which the President has made claims divorced from reality and disowned by experts on matters ranging from immigration to national security to climate change. To wade through fact versus fiction and what’s behind the battle for truth, Jim was joined by Nancy Gibbs, former editor in chief at Time Magazine and professor at Harvard’s Kennedy School; and Michael Serazio — assistant professor of communications at Boston College.

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