Let us assume that 'truth' is a construct of the human mind. In this case truth is defined as some product of the mind's 'verification', and nothing else. What 'makes' a statement true is simply the verification offered for the truth, and not the reasons the mind believes are existent 'out there' for believing the truth to be true. In this case, the definition of 'truth' is assuming within itself a definition of 'mind'.
Now, we might ask what makes the definition of 'mind' true, or what makes such an outlook on what 'truth' is as a whole true. Applying this definition of truth we would find that what makes this understanding of truth true is the verification offered for it as constructed by the mind. But this obviously raises the same problem of assumption mentioned before, never actually answering what makes our understanding of the 'mind' or the general theory of truth true. Instead, we find ourselves in a (supposedly) vicious regress.
Now let us assume that truth is deflationary, so that what makes a statement 'true' is simply the saying of it. Thus, 'the sun is hot' is true equates to simply 'the sun is hot'. One might then ask what makes this theory itself true, to which the proper response is that such a theory is true in its being said, so as to be 'truth is deflationary'. But since whether or not 'truth is deflationary' is precisely what is being brought into question, it is clear that truth does not consist in the mere saying of the statement, nor its value merely in the statement itself. What makes the statement true, in other words, is independent of the statement itself.
Now we could hold such a 'reason' to be mind-dependent, as we did in the first account of 'truth' as a construct of the human mind. But as shown, this brings us into a vicious regress.
We can ultimately avoid this regress in holding that what makes a given statement 'true' is its correspondence to something that simply is in itself, independent of our thinking it to be so. This would terminate the regress, but at the cost of submitting to both realism and the correspondence theory of truth. My question is as follows: is it a price worth paying?
Disclaimer: This string of wordage is not necessarily reflective of the writer's own views. Rather, what is presented is an argument for the sake of garnering an anti-realist and anti-correspondence-theory objector's response to such a specific argument. More than being an argument, it is a question about what possibly is wrong with the argument and why such is (or is not) the case.