We hit a new milestone this week. The president of the United States has now made more than 3,000 false or misleading statements in less than 16 months in office, according to The Washington Post. But the lying doesn’t stop at the top, either — a lesson we learned early on in the Trump administration, when former press secretary Sean Spicer called the president’s inauguration crowd the largest in history. Clearly, the trickle-down effect is alive and well in the White House, but could it be running downhill to the rest of us, too?
Clair Wardle, executive director of "First Draft News," a project at Harvard's Shorenstein Center aiming to fight misinformation, and Tom Whalen, associate professor of social science and American history at Boston University, joined Jim Braude to discuss.