There was a telling moment yesterday when President Trump was pushing back against still more media accounts he views as unfair.
That was a lie," Trump told reporters.
In saying the story plays to a narrative, the president was acknowledging that his public image is very different than the way he views himself — and, not shockingly, blaming the press.
"What you should do is give them Pinocchios" — handed out by the Washington Post fact-checker — because Mike Pence and Kevin McCarthy back his account of the meeting, Trump said.
And he throws in insults — bonkers, crazy, opposition party — that aren't always tied to a specific complaint.