This Week in Politics: On Donald Trump and His B.S.

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Donald Trump is profiled against his 92-story Trump International Hotel & Tower during a news conference on construction progress in Chicago, May 24, 2007.
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During the 2016 campaign, fact-checkers were working overtime to show that Donald Trump makes false statements at a rate that far surpassed other candidates. Ever. And some have argued that this should not be considered garden variety "lying."

Trump routinely says things that are obviously untrue - stuff that can be proven wrong in seconds. He denies ever having said things that he said publicly, sometimes as recent as a month prior. And he promotes wild conspiracies with no evidence.

Quinta Jurecic with the Brookings Institution wrote an article in the Lawfare blog, "On B.S. and the Oath of Office: The 'LOL Nothing Matters' Presidency." She says what Trump does is not lying -- it's B.S. And there is a significance difference.  

She joins host David Furst on This Week in Politics to explain.