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Fri Aug 5, 2016, 08:29 AM

 

Trump admits he didn't see nonexistent Iran money video

Source: Politico

Donald Trump did something unusual Friday: He admitted he was wrong.
"The plane I saw on television was the hostage plane in Geneva, Switzerland, not the plane carrying $400 million in cash going to Iran!" the Republican nominee tweeted, a day after he doubled down on his claim that he had seen footage of a plane unloading money on the same day the Iranian government released four American prisoners in January.


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Everyone today was talking about how this was a hugely (intended) missed opportunity for don the con. That the story was being overshadowed by his lie. I'm wondering if he's getting calls saying "take it back, admit you were wrong or I'm pulling my endorsement".

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Reply Trump admits he didn't see nonexistent Iran money video (Original post)
leftynyc Aug 2016 OP
riversedge Aug 2016 #1
agingdem Aug 2016 #3
underpants Aug 2016 #2
C_U_L8R Aug 2016 #4
riversedge Aug 2016 #20
global1 Aug 2016 #5
shenmue Aug 2016 #14
Eugene Aug 2016 #6
Catherine Vincent Aug 2016 #7
vollehosen Aug 2016 #8
bullimiami Aug 2016 #9
yellowcanine Aug 2016 #10
uppityperson Aug 2016 #11
mopinko Aug 2016 #12
Tab Aug 2016 #13
truthisfreedom Aug 2016 #15
Adrahil Aug 2016 #16
Kathy M Aug 2016 #17
sarcasmo Aug 2016 #18
riversedge Aug 2016 #19

Response to leftynyc (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2016, 08:33 AM

1. 1. PIGS DO FLY an hour ago Trump Admits Lying About ‘Secret’ Iran Video

I was just going to post this from TPM---you beat me to it.


1. PIGS DO FLY
an hour ago
Trump Admits Lying About ‘Secret’ Iran Video

http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2016/08/05/trump-admits-lying-about-secret-iran-video.html?via=desktop&source=copyurl
Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Donald Trump has finally admitted he got something wrong. After publicly declaring multiple times this week that he had seen “top-secret” footage of a plane unloading money the same day the Iranian government released four American detainees, the Republican presidential nominee finally admitted that video does not exist. “The plane I saw on television was the hostage plane in Geneva, Switzerland, not the plane carrying $400 million in cash going to Iran!” he tweeted early Friday. Trump initially told a crowd Wednesday that he’d seen the nonexistent video—footage he claimed was filmed by the Iranian government to “embarrass” the United States. The next day, however, Trump’s own spokeswoman said the video was actually of prisoners being released. Nevertheless, Trump doubled down, again repeating the claim even after it had been debunked by his own campaign

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Response to riversedge (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 5, 2016, 08:42 AM

3. Debunked

He got caught big time...who ya gonna believe...me or your lyin" eyes?!!

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Response to leftynyc (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2016, 08:39 AM

2. Mr. Jetset should know full well that you can't load pallets onto that kind of plane

Let alone enough pallets for $400 million

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Response to leftynyc (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2016, 08:42 AM

4. Gullible idiot, compulsive liar or just plain delusional

Donnie's hit the trifecta.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 7, 2016, 03:23 PM

20. Yes, all of the above fit the donald.

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Response to leftynyc (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2016, 08:50 AM

5. Fortunately For Donald Once His Low Info Supporters Will Only Believe...

his first statement that he actually saw the plane, pallats and money - as he has repeated that a couple of times. They won't take the time or effort to see his retraction.

The damage has been done - just like a retraction buried in the back of a newspaper a day or two later after they make mistake.

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Response to global1 (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 5, 2016, 06:05 PM

14. Yeah

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Response to leftynyc (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2016, 09:11 AM

6. Who finally got to him? Even his own campaign publicly disowned the claim as he doubled down on it.

Now that Trump has finally backed down on an untruth, the pundits at CNN can't stop talking about it.

Now, about those thousands of Muslims you you say you saw cheering 9/11, Mr. Trump...

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Response to leftynyc (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2016, 09:11 AM

7. Trump's supporters

They still argue that he is better than Hillary. The man runs off at the mouth without thinking. Unbelievable.

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Response to leftynyc (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2016, 09:16 AM

9. No way an oops i made a mistake works on this one.

He insanely confabulated an entire story with facts, backstory and intrigue from a few seconds of video that had nothing to do with it.

This is something crazy that you might laugh at when a child does it but this is a 69 year old man.


And yes as someone earlier pointed out, this is just what he did with the cheering crowds in NJ.

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Response to leftynyc (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2016, 09:56 AM

10. So once again a Trump mistake tarnishes an opportunity to attack Clinton.

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Response to leftynyc (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2016, 11:55 AM

12. i got a crisp new $20 that says

 

someone else wrote that tweet w/o even telling him first.

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Response to leftynyc (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2016, 04:59 PM

13. It's hard for him

They both have wings, tails, engines, generally painted white, rows of windows, a large ID painted on them. Who's to say? Confusing that with a red Delta, say, is another story. And if the name isn't painted on in gold, why, they, they all look the same. Hell, he even confuses his own plane with Air Force One.

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Response to leftynyc (Original post)

Sat Aug 6, 2016, 02:46 AM

15. It's telling that he's lowered the bar for disqualification so far

that we don't even consider whether this makes his run impossible.

He would literally have to eat a live animal on stage to be disqualified as a candidate at this point.

And it would have to be very cute and very furry.

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Response to leftynyc (Original post)

Sat Aug 6, 2016, 08:56 AM

16. And yet the press will...

 

... Continue to harp on Clinton about why she "continues to lie," but don't expect anyone to press Trump on why he so obviously lied about this video.

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Response to leftynyc (Original post)

Sat Aug 6, 2016, 11:13 AM

17. And yet he has retweeted a propaganda documentary

from Drudge report 22 hours ago ..... Don also retweeted another Drudge report from a former hostage said plane waited until money arrived ......... Hey its on dons twitter so its believable ....... to his supporters ......... unfortunately .

I dont have twitter account so when I google dons twitter I see just what he has posted .

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Response to leftynyc (Original post)

Sun Aug 7, 2016, 11:59 AM

18. Lie, then walk back the lie, Trump Style.

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Response to leftynyc (Original post)

Sun Aug 7, 2016, 03:04 PM

19. This needs to be on the GREATEST PAGE! REC

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