When Donald Trump states an obvious untruth, is he lying? If so he is a liar. If he truly believes in what he is saying, he is delusional.
By repeating a lie, many people will believe the untruth is true. Assuredly there are Trump supporters who ardently believe in every claim the president utters.
Trump has surrounded himself with acolytes who seemingly accept whatever their boss says as factual. It permits Sean Spicer to speak as the representative of the American government, insisting that only Trump knows the facts and can be believed as opposed to the press who have become the enemy of the people.
The egregious lie that President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump has been debunked by Republicans, national intelligence services and the FBI, as well as former intelligence chiefs.
Even Fox News has refuted the charges.
If the wiretapping charge was true, Obama would have committed a felony with severe legal consequences. Trump has slandered and libeled Obama.
It would serve our national interests to have Obama sue Trump for slander. He would easily win a judgement and affect Trump in what seems to be the only places Trump cares about: his pocket and his claim never to lose.