The Jury Talks Back


Trump: That Tape of My Interview with Lester Holt Was Fudged!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Patterico @ 8:43 pm

Unbelievable — or, it would be unbelievable from almost anyone else:

You know what tape he’s talking about. It’s the one where he admitted that, when he fired James Comey, he had Russia on the brain. Decide for yourself how “fudged” it is.

TRUMP: Oh I was gonna fire regardless of recommendation —

LESTER HOLT: So there was– [OVER TALK]

TRUMP: He made– he made a recommendation, he’s highly respected, very good guy, very smart guy, uh the Democrats like him, the Republicans like him, uh he made a recommendation but regardless of recommendation I was going to fire Comey knowing, there was no good time to do it. And in fact when I decided to just do it, I said to myself, I said you know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made up story, it’s an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should have won.

Sure, he backtracked later, saying he just wanted someone competent, and that he wanted the Russia investigation done right, blah blah blah. But the damage was done; the idiot had made a very damaging admission that Democrats could end up using against him one day in impeachment proceedings.

It’s hilarious to watch the reaction to Trump’s bizarre Twitter claim. Allahpundit wonders where it’s coming from — did an allegation like this appear on Fox & Friends or something? People wonder aloud if it’s technically possible that it’s fudged. Because people don’t just say things like this out of nowhere. Right?

Wrong. This is very simple. He’s lying. He’s making it up. He says things because he thinks they will benefit him. He does not remotely care whether they are true. He does not remotely care whether sensible people think it could be true, or that he could be sincere. He simply says whatever he wants to say, knowing that some lunatics somewhere will make stupid arguments to defend him. He doesn’t care about truth.

He even admitted the stuff on the Access Hollywood tape during the campaign, and then during his presidency floated the theory to advisors that that tape was a forgery.

This is a guy who would routinely call up reporters pretending to be his own publicist so he could talk himself up. And when this was revealed during the campaign, he denied it was him.

This is why I have deep disdain and contempt for anyone who pretends Trump is anything other than a soulless and immoral lowlife. You like his policies? Fine. I like some of them too. You think his policies are more important than his character? OK. We’ll agree to disagree, but whatever. But if you think he’s anything but a truly bad person? Then you’re a chump sucker.

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