Donald Trump is claiming that Secret Service is lying about having talked to him multiple times about his threats against Hillary Clinton and attempts to incite violence.
A US Secret Service official confirms to CNN that the USSS has spoken to the Trump campaign regarding his Second Amendment comments.
“There has been more than one conversation” on the topic, the official told CNN. But it’s unclear at what level in the campaign structure the conversations occurred.
Trump responded by claiming that the conversation never occurred:
No such meeting or conversation ever happened – a made up story by "low ratings" @CNN.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 10, 2016
Of course, the Secret Service talked to Trump. The Republican nominee’s denial of the story serves no purpose other than to make the Secret Service look bad. It is impossible to believe that even Donald Trump would be dumb enough to insult the agency that is responsible for his protection, but that is exactly what he is doing.
Donald Trump has a history of lying, but he wants voters to believe that the real liars are CNN and the Secret Service. All CNN did was report what a Secret Service official said, and the Secret Service has no reason to lie.
What Trump should have done was thank the Secret Service and acknowledged their conversation. Someone is definitely lying here, and the only person with a motivation to lie is Donald Trump.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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