Modern repugs have always been liars, of course. Nixon set the standard, Ronnie "trees cause pollution" Raygun lowered the bar, and Smirky/Darth "we found WMDs in Iraq" buried it.
This is not just the trumpies; the whole GOP is now spouting obvious, provable lies knowing the sycophantic media will never challenge it.
It's all inconsequential in a way, just one more random nonsensical remark. But it shows the casual disregard for the truth or even basic commonsense that is pervasive with all of the President-Elect's leading sycophants. And of course, let's be honest, the President-Elect himself. It's a culture of casual lying and nonsense. It's an empire of word salad.