It’s been almost a week since Paul Ryan made the speech that inspired a thousand fact-checks. (The speech was so riddled with factual errors that some writers even gave up on fact-checking entirely). Then, Paul Ryan lied about his marathon time and forever cemented his campaign identity as a liar, liar with his pants on fire.
On this morning’s “Today” show, Matt Lauer gave Ryan a chance to explain himself. Lauer asked, “Would you concede that while many of the things you said were effective, some were not completely accurate?”
For a moment, America believed that Ryan might admit the truth. But that moment lasted for one tenth of a picosecond, and Ryan responded, ”No, not in the least actually.”
Watch the full clip:
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