There’s a difference between telling a lie and sharing an aspiration that has little chance of happening. So take your friend who said he was a Christian to be successful in politics. Had he been born and raised a christian, been baptized? If so he was a christian whether he still practiced or believed. If he was a Muslim or atheist and claimed to be christian that’s a lie. If Trump wants to ban flag burning he’s not lying when he says he will do it. He’s telling voters what he wants to do. It really doesn’t matter if it’s unconstitutional or he knows it’s very unlikely he can make it happen. Did JFK know we would make it to the moon by 1969? No but he said we would and provided the inspiration and drive to make it happen. Did Khrushchev lie when he said the USSR would bury us? It turned out to be false but he didn’t lie, he was wrong. Have many politicians lied over the years...bald faced black and white lies about facts? They sure have...like “I’ve never had sexual relations with that woman “ or “I’m not a crook”. Point is @Jmg the is and should be room for people to say things like that. It’s up to us as citizens and voters to tell the difference between lies and damn liars who use falsehoods to confuse the situation.