Today in the Roosevelt Room at the White House, in front of members of Congress, President Trump tried to backtrack on his comments that he made yesterday in his joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. He has taken tremendous heat from both the media as well as members of Congress on both sides of the aisle.
The most significant comment that Trump made, which already has political pundits talking about how cowardly and ridiculous of a remark it was, is when he claimed today that he misspoke, and that when he said that he doesn’t ‘see any reason why’ Russia would interfere with the 2016 election, he meant to say that he sees no reason why it would not be Russia that was responsible, according to the Associated Press. The exact quote by Trump yesterday was, “I will say this, I don’t see any reason why it would be [Russia].”
Essentially Trump is claiming that he forgot to include the word “not” in his statement. However, if you go back and watch the video of the press conference, the context of this statement would seem a bit odd.
You decide. Did he really simply forget to say “not” or is this another lie from a President who has lied over 3000 times since taking office? Below you will fidn the clip where the President claims he ‘misspoke’.
Here is the clip. pic.twitter.com/nO9HA9tLB5
— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) July 17, 2018