Former White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said that Donald Trump knows that he is lying, and he told her to intentionally repeat lies so that people would believe them.
CNN’s Jim Acosta asked Grisham if Trump really believes his lies, if he is a crackpot, or if he is lying on purpose.
Grisham answered, “Well, he’s not a crackpot. He’s a smart man. He was President Of The United States, so we have to give him a modicum of credit for that. He knows he’s lying. He used to tell me when I was press secretary, go out there and say it. It doesn’t matter, Stephanie, say it over and over and over again, people will believe it. He knows his base believes in him. He knows he can basically say anything and his base will believe what he’s saying. I think this will help propel him into the general, but I think that independents and center-leaning Republicans are not going to be buying this. They’re much, much smarter than that. I think he’s going to get in trouble with in the general with these kind of lies.”
Acosta followed up by asking, so he knows he’s lying.
Grisham said, “I know he knows he’s lying. I mean, I, you know, was with him nonstop for six years. He knows all he has to do is continue to say these things, and people will believe him.”
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