Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Trump Said He Knew, Met Putin. Now? Not so much.

When he wanted to tweak his foreign-policy credentials, Trump insisted he knew Putin, had met him. Now, under fire, it's "Putin who?'

Now you're quoting my old statements. What's up with that, huh?

Fact checkers, reporters, even ordinary people that actually listen have noticed that the truth is a sometime thing with Donald Trump. "Pathological liar" is a term that describes such behavior. Now it comes out again:
Hey, so it turns out Donald Trump is a pathological liar. Still.
"He said one nice thing about me. He said I'm a genius. I said thank you very much to the newspaper and that was the end of it. I never met Putin," Trump said.
Oh, well that clears that—
"I got to know him very well because we were both on '60 Minutes,' we were stablemates, and we did very well that night," Trump said [last November].
But I thought you never met—
Trump also said during a National Press Club luncheon in 2014 that he was in Moscow and he spoke "directly and indirectly with President Putin who could not have been nicer."
What's a bit weird is that it doesn't affect his popularity among Republicans. They've been fueled by misinformation for years. Trump's disconnection from the truth is, for them, a badge of honor. He's not a slave to "political correctness." Sheesh.

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