WASHINGTON, D.C.—As President Trump began addressing the nation Tuesday evening, he said, “Good evening” to the camera, drawing an immediate flurry of fact checks from publications all across the country.
The New York Times pointed out that the meaning of the phrase was vague and that Trump could have meant any one of several things by the statement. Finally, they concluded that since Trump stubbornly insists on existing in our plane of reality, the statement that the evening was “good” in any way couldn’t possibly be true:
CNN, meanwhile, fact-checked the concept of “good” altogether. “Hold it right there,” one anchor said, pausing the broadcast to interject his comments. “What is this hateful, absolute, objective idea of good that Trump’s talking about here? Correct me if I’m wrong, Brian, but it seems to me that Trump is advocating for a national religion and the execution of all Muslims with this statement.”
“This is a very grave day in America,” he added solemnly. “We rate this statement ‘Pants on Fire.'”
Fox News rated the statement as a “mixture” of truth and falsehood, since with Trump in the White House, “it’s actually a GREAT evening!”