Once again...Mr Trump didn't lie. A lie is a deliberate misstatement which he did not do but since you never think anything positive then I guess you won't understand. You are so negative...you should leave!
Maybe he intentionally misled CNN. During the debates he always said how stupid Obama was for telling our enemies our every move. Trump surprised Syria with the airfield strike, and he surprised ISIS with the MOAB strike.
So, why would he intentionally let the fat man from NK know our fleets whereabouts?
Something defiantly changed between the Navy's press release saying the vessels were heading to Korea after departing Singapore on April 8th, and when they actually did start heading that way.
What I think I do know is, it was not a mistake - whatever they were doing was a conscience decision - and those ships went exactly where they were ordered to go.
Sure there is a lot to this story we do not know.
One thing I am sure I don't know, but at least IMO if you are using a carrier battle group to project power, then you make their presence known to the people you want to influence. I see no upside in "bluffing" that a carrier is on the way - and not sending it.