Contradictions like this change nobody’s mind, but they’re too delightful to ignore:
“We’re not seeing a lot of courage here, are we? Not lots of courage!” said Donald Trump to Megyn Kelly in 2012. He was talking about candidates like Mitt Romney who didn’t want to show up to a debate moderated by Donald Trump. “You know, these Republicans are supposed to be brave.”
It gets better: he tells Megyn Kelly that she is a great debate moderator, and that he could never do a better job at moderating a debate than her. (Skip ahead to 2:29.)
MEGYN KELLY: [with a mock air of taking offense]: Do you really think you’re a better moderator than I am?
TRUMP: No, I could never beat you. That wouldn’t even be close. That would be no contest. You have done a great job, by the way. And I mean it.
MEGYN KELLY: Thank you. I’m glad we cleared that up.
And he means it.
(H/t: the Internet. This is everywhere tonight.)
Michele Bachmann just dropped out of prez race— when she didn't do the Newsmax debate it showed great disloyalty and people rejected her.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 4, 2012