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Why did Trump say his dad was German? He lies so much he doesn’t know the truth | Richard Wolffe

Donald Trump delivers remarks during a briefing by senior military leaders in the cabinet room of the White House in Washington DC. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

The world can be a confusing place for Donald Trump.

There are so many countries, some of them of the shithole variety, some less so. It can be fiendishly hard to keep track of all the comings and goings, of all the people who just show up at the door of your golf club or your border, claiming to have a good reason to enter.

This is, after all, a president who struggles to locate his own father’s place of birth: the Bronx, New York City. On Tuesday, Trump in the presence of the Nato secretary general that this was just one more alternative

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