Trump has shown an increasing likelihood to be busted by mainstream media for his many inconsistencies and lies. This morning on NBC’s The Today Show, his many lies about his ties with Russian strongman Vladimir Putin, were exposed for all to see.
Watch Trump turn into Mitt Romney alter-ego “Which Mitt?” courtesy of Media Matters for America:
HALLIE JACKSON: New fallout for encouraging espionage from Russia against Hillary Clinton. And now a new defense.
DONALD TRUMP: I was being sarcastic when I said it, but where are those emails?
JACKSON: Sarcasm he says. National security experts not laughing. Trump’s talk about Russia raising new questions about his relationship with its president, Vladimir Putin.
TRUMP: I never met Putin. I don’t know who Putin is. He said one nice thing about me.
JACKSON: But here’s what he said in 2013 to MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts.
TRUMP: I do have a relationship, and I can tell you that he’s very interested in what we’re doing here today.
JACKSON: A Trump aide maintaining the two men have never had a personal relationship, arguing nothing Trump has said publicly contradicts that. Those public comments including these in 2014 —
TRUMP: I spoke indirectly and directly with President Putin, who could not have been nicer.
JACKSON: — and these in 2015.
TRUMP: And I got to know him very well because we were both on 60 Minutes.
There you have it, in Trump’s own damning confessions, including 2013’s admission that he has a relationship with Putin, despite his later claim that he never met him even though they met on 60 Minutes. Heck, Trump says he spoke directly with him and that he “could not have been nicer.”
Trump loves Putin. Trump knows Putin. Except when it’s not convenient for Trump to know Putin. Then he knows nothing about it. And this is the Republican candidate for president.