Saturday, June 18, 2016

How Trump's Words Get Twisted

Another day, another billionaire request for my money.

Especially fun is "Unfortunately, time after time the media twists my words and tries to use them against me." No one needs to twist Trump's words to use them against him. His words another day or facts do that just fine by themselves.

On the folly of intervening in the Middle East:
“I mean, look at Libya,” Trump said on CNN’s State of the Union last year. “Look at Iraq. Iraq used to be no terrorists. He [Saddam Hussein] would kill the terrorists immediately, which is like, now it’s the Harvard of terrorism. If you look at Iraq from years ago, I’m not saying he was a nice guy — he was a horrible guy — but it was a lot better than it is right now. Right now, Iraq is a training ground for terrorists. Right now, Libya, nobody even knows Libya, frankly there is no Iraq and there is no Libya. It’s all broken up. They have no control. Nobody knows what’s going on.”
When asked if the world would be better with Qaddafi in power, Trump said, “100%.”
On the necessity of intervening in Libya and knocking out Qaddafi:
The comments are a sharp contrast for Trump from 2011, when, on his video blog, he pushed hard for the United States to intervene in Libya.
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“But we have go in to save these lives; these people are being slaughtered like animals,” he said. “It’s horrible what’s going on; it has to be stopped. We should do on a humanitarian basis, immediately go into Libya, knock this guy out very quickly, very surgically, very effectively, and save the lives.”
On not wanting Japan to get nuclear weapons:
At a rally in Sacramento, Trump said that Clinton "made a speech, she's making another one tomorrow, and they sent me a copy of the speech. And it was such lies about my foreign policy, that they said I want Japan to get nuclear weapons. Give me a break."
But less than two months earlier he was for Japan getting nuclear weapons:
But in an April interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News, Trump said, "It's not like, gee whiz, nobody has them. So, North Korea has nukes. Japan has a problem with that. I mean, they have a big problem with that. Maybe they would in fact be better off if they defend themselves from North Korea."
Wallace asked, "With nukes?"
"Including with nukes, yes, including with nukes," Trump responded.
 Then there's Muslim help against terrorism. MAX Redline notes:
Trump's amusing - the other day he said that Muslims never report anything to the cops. The FBI and other law enforcement folks said, "Actually, we get a lot of tips from them." Oops, again.


MAX Redline said...

He seems to just make it up as he goes along, doesn't he?

I'm all for getting businessmen into office - just not this businessman. Of course, I saw no potential in Obama, either, and it seems I was correct on that call.

BTW, thanks for the link.

T. D. said...

You've been correct on a lot of calls. More often than I. You saw through Carson.

Thanks for giving such a pithy statement on Trump's truth-challenged character.