Former Pennsylvania Senator and now conservative CNN talking head Rick Santorum said it’s OK that Trump lied about the U.S. murder rate because he speaks from “emotion” and isn’t “bound by all the facts.” [RawStory, 2-8-17]

During a meeting with sheriffs on Tuesday, Trump falsely claimed that “the murder rate in our country is the highest it’s been in 47 years.”

On Wednesday, Santorum admitted that the murder rate had actually fallen over that period. …

“I’m not going to defend Donald Trump’s recitation of the facts,” Santorum replied. “I think Trump speaks more from emotional and how he’s feeling than he does necessarily being bound by all the facts.”