President Donald Trump’s grasp of reality appears to be slipping further and further. On Thursday morning he attacked the chairman and CEO of Disney, which owns ABC, demanding an apology for an erroneous news story. The news network in fact not only had apologized less than a day after the story ran, but it almost immediately corrected the story and suspended the reporter.
Minutes later on Thursday, Trump tweeted that he “never fired James Comey because of Russia!”
In fact, on NBC News, Trump told Lester Holt he in fact did.
(That, by the way, was the last time Trump granted an interview to a major news network other than Fox News.)
Many on social media – including NBC News – were only too happy to point out Trump’s lie.
Pres. Trump to @LesterHoltNBC in 2017:
"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." https://t.co/42iXjDvZA9 pic.twitter.com/dFGd2beZKZ
— NBC News (@NBCNews) May 31, 2018
You literally admitted it, you deranged liar. pic.twitter.com/6LkQWIYjhZ
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) May 31, 2018
Not that this matters, but you pushed this narrative. pic.twitter.com/OUaMdFiUCN
— Red T Raccoon (@RedTRaccoon) May 31, 2018
"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' – Donald J Trump to Lester Holt, May 2017 https://t.co/AT9j0U90Ce
— Deadline White House (@DeadlineWH) May 31, 2018
You said it in a fucking interview you dolt!!! It’s on tape. You must think we’re all morons pic.twitter.com/1yy3CJ4TKP
— Generalissimo Trump (@Pol_PoTrump) May 31, 2018
You either have dementia or are a liar that can't tell the truth to save your life so which is it? pic.twitter.com/nBGslJfW8h
— Nancy (@Nancy29393139) May 31, 2018
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Trump Swipes at Mark Zuckerberg Asking for White House Goodies: ‘He Didn’t Do Too Well’
Former President Donald J. Trump mocked Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and “big tech” during an interview on Tuesday when he appeared on Fox News with Sean Hannity.
Trump meandered throughout the interview and went off on a tangent claiming he did “big things” when discussing the 2020 election. Trump said Zuckerberg visited the White House “trying to get goodies,” but that “he didn’t do too well.”
Trump added, “So I thought that he was concerned we were doing things. We were doing things. Had we had a second term, we would have had that much, really, pretty much under control. We had some incredible things planned for big tech.”
Watch the video below.
Lincoln Project Trolls Trump with New TV Ad Where He’s Currently Vacationing
According to the Sun Sentinel, the group has bought air time in the West Palm Beach market from Wednesday through Jan. 5. Trump is scheduled to be in the area until Jan. 3.
“A major pillar of The Lincoln Project’s 2020 strategy was aiming to torment an audience of one — Trump — through advertising on cable shows he’s sure to watch on channels such as Fox News,” the Sentinel reports. “That’s the aim of the latest effort, which seeks to drive a wedge between Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, who will preside over the Jan. 6 joint session of Congress at which the electoral votes making Joe Biden the next president will be counted.”
The ad focuses on recent reports that say Vice President Mike Pence is “backing away” from Trumpworld’s efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
“When Mike Pence is backing away from you, you know it’s over,” the ad states.
Watch the ad below.
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) December 22, 2020
‘A Parting Gift to Dictators’: Trump Issues Final Round of Foreign Military Sales in Middle East
On Monday, writing for The Washington Post, columnist Brian Klaas tore into outgoing President Donald Trump for a final round of foreign military sales in the Middle East that function as a “parting gift to dictators” — and suggested he could even be using them to set up a private quid pro quo down the road in his post-presidency.
“All three regimes have abysmal human rights records,” wrote Klaas. “Saudi Arabia has beheaded dissidents, subjugated women and detained female activists who have pushed for reforms, and murdered and dismembered Post contributing columnist Jamal Khashoggi. The United Arab Emirates is home to torture, arbitrary detention and forced disappearances. Egypt’s dictatorship has carried
“Given past behavior, we know how these weapons will likely be used,” warned Klaas. “Despots will use them to help facilitate war crimes in places such as Yemen and the Sinai Peninsula while maintaining an iron grip over their own populations — all aided and abetted by the U.S. government.”
And even worse, Klaas argued, Trump himself could be using these sales to call in a personal favor from these countries in his post-presidency. “Once Trump leaves the White House, odds are good that he will cash in,” he wrote. “Seen in that light, the recently approved arms sales and military technology transfers are even more worrying. Are they just the beginning of a quid pro quo?”
All of this is occurring as President-elect Joe Biden alleges the Pentagon is obstructing him from getting all of the national security information he requires for the transition — something administration officials deny.
“For the past four years, Trump has painted the image of a United States that consistently sides with tyrants,” concluded Klaas. “Biden now has an opportunity to reverse Trump’s catastrophic foreign policy. He should take it.”
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