Nothing unusual about this, really. Just consider it a case study in how he operates: Any lie he thinks he can get away with, however easily debunkable it might potentially be, is fair game.
And yes, at the risk of being pedantic, the lesson to take away is that if he’s willing to put one over about something this trivial, he’s willing to do it in more serious contexts. Unless, of course, he’s caught out and publicly humiliated into apologizing. Click the image to watch.