It was an ugly night. The kind of night that -- after it's over -- leaves you with the feeling that you've got to hit the shower. This morning, The New York Times published a page which fact checked statements from the debate. Not everything that Hillary Clinton said -- particularly about her emails -- was true.
But what was disturbing was the tsunami of lies which Donald Trump unleashed in the space of ninety minutes:
Trump said Clinton wants "amnesty for everybody, come on it, come on over." -- Not True.
He claimed,"Clinton was there for Obama's line in the sand" -- Not True
Trump said the United States signed a "peace treaty" to bring an end to the war in Syria. It was a ceasefire.
Trump said "growth is down to 1%" and the United States and that country has the highest taxes in the world. Absolutely false.
Trump said that Clinton wants to go to a single payer health care system -- as we have here. Again, absolutely false.
Trump said Clinton has never used the phrase "radical Islamic terrorism." That, too is a flat out lie.
You get the idea. I don't know if truth matters anymore in American elections. And, as Trump paced the stage, it was clear that he has the attention span of a five year old child.