Fabrications have long been a part of U.S. politics. Politicians lie to puff themselves up, to burnish their résumés and to cover up misdeeds, including sexual affairs. (See: Bill Clinton.) Sometimes they cite false information for what they believe are justifiable policy reasons. (See: Lyndon Johnson and Vietnam.)
"Many Politicians Lie. But Trump Has Elevated the Art of Fabrication." is from the August 07, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Sheryl Gay Stolberg and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.