The story reports on a deposition Trump gave nearly 10 years ago in which a couple of smart lawyers representing an author Trump was suing pulled out statements made by Trump in the past which he had to admit, under oath, were lies or, at worst, were extreme exaggerations which pass for truth in Trump's mind.
Maybe more importantly the deposition shows the patterns with which Trump uses his “truth” – a series of flat out lies or statements that he regards as truth but literally no one else can. Or maybe they are sarcasm. Or jokes. Sound familiar? He’s been using the same tactics is his campaign from Day One. Read the story yourself and see if you agree – even those of you who are supporting Trump.
One example which, to me, says it all: Trump said he was paid $1 million for a speech. In truth, he was paid $400,000. In Trump’s Truth, though, he said he was paid the $1 million because while $400,000 was the amount of cash he was paid, he viewed The Learning Annex (which hired him to give the speech) as heavily advertising it, to the tune of what he estimated at $600,000 as more money he was “paid” because it accrued to the benefit of the Trump “brand.” The new math, I guess.
If I were a trained professional I might call this pathological lying. I can’t because I’m not a doctor. But I’ve heard “some say” – that attribution Trump successfully uses to justify his whack-a-doodle statements - that he is pathological.
There’s far more in the story which is the best story done so far because, well, it’s, based on a deposition by Trump who was under oath when he responded to questions - which means, it isn’t 100 percent the truth, but it’s as close as Donald Trump will ever come to it.