So is Donald Trump a pathological liar, or a sociopath?

Trick question. One of the symptoms of the sociopath is compulsive lying.

After Donald Trump made his ludicrous invitation to Russia to find Hillary’s lost emails (something which he has since blown off as a “joke”), he went on to insist that he’s never met Putin, didn’t know him, had nothing to do with him.

However, as is being reported by The Hill, it seems as though Trump is lying. Again.

“Why do I have to get involved with Putin? I have nothing to do with Putin,” Trump said. “I’ve never spoken to him. I don’t know anything about him other than he will respect me.”

But the claim that he’s never met or spoken to Putin is directly contradicted by at least two other public statements he has made.

On Thursday, the website Mother Jones published footage from Trump’s 2014 appearance at a National Press Club Luncheon in Washington, D.C.

“I spoke indirectly and directly with President Putin, who could not have been nicer,” Trump told the audience, referring to his hosting of the Miss Universe contest on Russian soil.

And in a 2015 presidential debate, Trump said he got to know Putin “very well” because “we were both on ’60 Minutes,’ we were stablemates, and we did very well that night.”

In actuality, while both Putin and Trump were on the same episode of “60 Minutes,” their segments were shot from different countries, so they were not in the same room at any point, during the airing of that episode.

It is bizarre to think that this man, with his inability to control his impulses to lie and lash out at others is within striking distance of the most powerful seat in our country.

It’s disconcerting to think that this same man may have some unsavory connections outside of this nation, and just what do they expect in return, should he win the office of the presidency?

We can’t know, because if his constant lying does anything, it keeps people totally confused about his intentions.