President Trump's most recent less-than-truth may just be willful ignorance at this point.
Trump keeps noting that he carried Wisconsin in the 2016 election, claiming he achieved a feat not even former President Ronald Reagan could. He made the false claim for a third time as he left the NATO summit Thursday, per The Washington Post: "One of the states we won — Wisconsin — I didn't realize this until fairly recently, that was the one state that Ronald Reagan didn't win when he ran the board his second time," Trump boasted. "He didn't win Wisconsin, and we won Wisconsin."
The president is trying say he won the single state Reagan lost in the 1984 election, but a simple Google search would help Trump get his facts straight. Reagan dominated Wisconsin in both 1980 and 1984, only losing one state the second time around: Wisconsin's next-door neighbor, Minnesota. (Trump lost Minnesota too in 2016.)
Trump's falsity was a bit bigger during its second appearance at a Montana rally last week, the Post points out. "I won Wisconsin, first time since Dwight Eisenhower in 1952," Trump said at the rally, even though Republicans have won Wisconsin six times since. Eisenhower did it himself in 1956. Kathryn Krawczyk