It’s no secret that Trump and his administration have a hard time following the rules of engagement, which includes maintaining the highest possible journalistic standards.
So, when he tweeted something completely out of character and without the knowledge of his staff, he risked being accused of breaking a number of ethical norms.
But it’s not clear that anyone saw it that way.
According to The Washington Post, Trump’s tweet about the shooting in Las Vegas was, in fact, completely fabricated.
The tweet came just as the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history took place, in which 59 people were killed and hundreds injured.
After the tweet was released, Trump immediately issued a statement saying, “I didn’t mean it to be a personal attack.
I’m a man of my word.
It was a statement of intent and I am very sorry if anyone was offended.”
Trump has since issued an apology.
But, as The Washington Times reported, Trump “has refused to explain the tweet in detail and repeatedly suggested that it was not meant to be offensive.”
This is a pretty big lie.
Trump’s “mistake” in this case was that he believed he could “get away with it.”
It was clear from the start that Trump was being sincere.
But his statement also gave no indication that he knew the truth.
Trump and White House staff had no idea what the tweet meant.
And the fact that he did not immediately respond to it after he had made it publicly, shows that Trump thought he could get away with the lie.
So this was not the first time Trump has made a statement with a clearly false or misleading interpretation of something he said.
His claim that President Obama had ordered the wiretapping of Trump Tower during the 2016 election was also untrue.
But he continued to repeat this lie on several occasions after the fact.
In one of those instances, Trump falsely claimed that former President Obama wiretapped him.
It’s true that the White House initially denied it, but Trump continued to do so for a number a months after it was made clear that it wasn’t true.
Trump then repeated this claim on the campaign trail in November 2016.
Trump also falsely claimed during the campaign that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had “tapes” of him in a hotel room, a lie that he has since repeated.
In both of these cases, Trump had to retract his statements to get them to stick.
The most important rule for journalists is to treat every statement as a potential statement.
If Trump made a false claim, he should apologize immediately.
If he didn’t know the truth, he could be held responsible for breaking the rules.
But if he did know the fact, Trump was going to have to defend it as an honest mistake.