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I think it’s more about journalistic integrity. Granted, it’s pretty obvious he’s lying, but if you say he’s lying, and you can’t prove it, it can come back to bite you. Suing for libel or slander is difficult in the US. You need to prove someone lied intentionally, and Trump make St. Patrick’s Day great again shirt that the lie caused (usually financial) harm. Legal liability. The word “lie” implies deliberate deception, which is hard to prove if you get sued for printing it. Yes, it’s somewhat silly and arbitrary, but it prevents baseless libel suits.
His base is full on denying he ever meant that Mexico would pay directly. It’s confirmation bias at its finest. Nobody can admit that yes he meant directly at first and that after he failed to achieve it, he is trying to get it via other means. Like somehow any type of failure is completely impossible of the President. People make mistakes and fail all the time. There’s nothing wrong with admitting you had a lofty goal and were not able to achieve it – and are therefore trying to accomplish something more reasonable. Narcissism prevents the President from being capable of an admission along these lines, and his base just believes whatever he says because he is infallible.