Trump's fanciful, falsehood-filled AP interview, annotated

President Trump was in rare form on Tuesday. With no official events, he spent much of the day tweeting, including calling Stormy Daniels “horseface” and continuing to cast doubt on the idea that he would hold Saudi Arabia’s leaders responsible for Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance.

It turns out Trump was also interviewing with the Associated Press. And arguably more than in his “60 Minutes” interview this weekend, the falsehoods and fanciful claims were flying. Trump downplayed his relationship with Michael Cohen, suggested separating kids from their parents at the border hadn’t been that big a deal, and doubled down on the idea that the Saudis may escape blame for Khashoggi.

Below is the transcript, with our annotations and analysis. Click here to read the full transcript.

Washington Post