I mean...Presidents lie. Wilson promised not to send soldiers into WWI. Roosevelt made similar promises, while trying to get Japan to throw the first punch. "I am not a crook." "Read my lips." "WMD." "I didn't inhale." "You can keep your insurance."
...but you can trust the rest of the government, right?
The military lies. Tonkin, My Lai, Abu Ghraib, Pearl Harbor..."truth is the first casualty of war."
...but you can trust the rest of the government, right...?
The IRS lied ("we would never audit political opponents.").
The NSA lied ("we would never spy on American citizens.").
Now we find out even the CDC lies ("we would never cover up negative vaccination data.").
So, I guess you can trust the government, right? Except for any agent or agency that's been caught lying in the past, that is...which sure seems to me to be...well...ALL of them.