Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s new book, “Stress Test,” came out today.

In it, he wrote, “I remember during one Roosevelt Room prep session before I appeared on the Sunday shows, I objected when Dan Pfeiffer wanted me to say Social Security didn't contribute to the deficit. It wasn't a main driver of our future deficits, but it did contribute.”

Charles Krauthammer sounded off on this, saying that all administrations have “an arm’s length relationship with the truth,” but that this current administration has even less than an arm’s length.

He said the White House has “a clearly manipulative relationship with the truth that it is to be used or abused or inverted in order to, quote, send a message, to send a dog signal.”

Krauthammer said that there was no reason to lie in this matter since everyone already knows that Social Security is in deficit.

Watch the panel discussion in the video above.


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