I think Trump lies deliberately every time. He has access to the facts. He chooses to ignore them. The volume of lies has increased as Trump realizes there are no repercussions. People like me can’t hate him more and his cult believe him. More lies don’t change anything. More media outlets are finally calling Trump’s false statements lies. They should have started doing this in 2015 (or even earlier).
Daniel Dale has done a great job for the Toronto Star and will soon join CNN.