Earlier this month, ABC News reporter Jonathan Karl did something he has resisted doing for the last three and a half years: he asked President Donald Trump why he lied to the American people.
Karl, a veteran White House reporter who also has a history covering Trump that dates back to the early 90s, is well-known as a tough interrogator with a knack for asking uncomfortable questions — no matter which party the subject is from. His hard-hitting exchanges with President Barack Obama and his press shop were standout moments. But that line — calling an untruth a “lie” — is not one that he or his mainstream colleagues often cross.
The premise that Trump lied