Trump's lawyer said that 'truth isn't truth' so we've now reached peak 2018

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If you thought that no one could outdo Kellyanne Conway's infamous 'alternative facts' line then buckle up, this one is somehow even more worrying.

President Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani claimed on Sunday 'truth isn't truth' in an interview and honestly it's astonishing, even in this era of 'fake news'.

Speaking to Chuck Todd on NBC's Meet the Press, Giuliani was trying to explain why Trump hasn't spoken with Robert Mueller's special council regarding the probe into Russian involvement in the 2016 election.

His reasoning?

Giuliani seems to have genuine fears that Donald will get himself trapped into a lie that could lead to a perjury charge.

"When you tell me that, you know, he should testify because he’s going to tell the truth and he shouldn't worry, well, that’s so silly, because it’s somebody’s version of the truth. Not the truth," Giuliani told Chuck.

"Truth is truth," Todd fired back.

"No, no, it isn't truth," Giuliani said, and continued:

Truth isn't truth. The president of the United States says, 'I didn't...'

Clearly taken aback by the flagrant denial of what truth is, Todd struggled to keep a straight face at the statement.

"This is going to become a bad meme," Chuck added, succinctly hitting the nail on the head.

The worrying comment is a perfect phrase to describe what's happening in America and on the Internet over the last year.

Trump ceaselessly attacks media with whom he decries as 'fake news' and has even described journalists as the 'enemy of the people'.

It's another horrifying reminder that the Trump administration not only attacks journalists but seemingly has little to no interest in actual facts.

It's certainly not the first time Giuliani has offered up this way of thinking - and if you think it's the last, prepare to be disappointed.

He recently rejected Chris Cuomo's assertion that "facts are not in the eye of the beholder", which echoes a former sentiment back in May.

In an interview with The Washington Post about the Mueller investigation he said: "They may have a different version of the truth than we do."

Perhaps America needs a lesson on the difference between legitimate facts and having an opinion on something.

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