Someone more cynical might wonder why it took two big lies for the Washington post to upgrade this lie to 4 Pinocchios.

The Pinocchio Test
As we said before, we understand the need for symbolism. But that does not give a president license to stretch the facts.

Calling out the Republicans at the Brent Spence bridge was bad enough, given the bipartisan support for its reconstruction. But pointing to the Sherman Minton Bridge, which already has been repaired without funding from the president’s jobs bill, is ridiculous.

Perhaps the president was using outdated talking points, but that’s little excuse. Given that the president earned Three Pinocchios before, we have little choice but to up the ante this time.