That Donald Trump lies incessantly is now an unquestioned fact. But we are now witnessing lying taken to the next level where he proudly boasts that he lies. In private remarks, Trump told a group of people at a fundraising dinner that at a meeting with Canada’s prime minister he had knowingly lied to him about the trade deficit. The only lying level left is the dreaded Lying Singularity where the lies feed upon themselves so much that they collapse into a black hole.
Seth Meyers looks at this lie as well as Trump’s lie about Japan’s use of bowling balls to keep out US cars.
Kevin Drum says that the reason that so few US cars sell in Japan can be placed squarely on US automakers who seem to have little interest in making cars that the Japanese public want or provide the high level of service that they expect from their auto dealers.