Mimicing the infamous “Is God Dead?” cover from 1966, TIME Magazine takes aim at President Trump’s truthiness by asking “Is Truth Dead?”
President Trump spoke with TIME Washington Bureau Chief Michael Scherer on March 22 for a cover story about the way he has handled truth and falsehood in his career.
As Politico reports, President Trump defended his prior controversial statements on wiretapping, voter fraud and an array of other issues, claiming that he has ultimately been proven right time and time again. Some fun excerpts include:
- “I’m a very instinctual person, but my instinct turns out to be right,” Trump told Time’s Washington bureau chief Michael Scherer in an interview conducted Wednesday and published Thursday morning. “I tend to be right. I’m an instinctual person, I happen to be a person that knows how life works.”
- “When I said ‘wire tapping,’ it was in quotes.”
- On his unsubstantiated claim that 3 million undocumented immigrants voted illegally, Trump said he would be proved right eventually, though he hinted that he no longer stood by all parts of that claim: “When I say that, mostly they register wrong. In other words, for the votes, they register incorrectly, and/ or illegally. I’m forming a committee on it.”
- On Sweden: “I was right about that.”
Finally Trump concluded that he had only been “quoting highly respected people from highly respected television networks.”
Then, added as the interview ended..
“Hey look, in the meantime, I guess, I can’t be doing so badly, because I’m president, and you’re not. You know.”