Puerile Trump Defends Baseless Claims With 'I'm President, You're Not'

Puerile Trump Defends Baseless Claims With 'I'm President, You're Not'

Puerile Trump Defends Baseless Claims With 'I'm President, You're Not'

"I went to Kentucky two nights ago, we had 25,000 people in a massive basketball arena. But I'm quoting highly respected people from highly respected television networks", Trump told Time.

The latest interview with Trump is part of the magazine's cover story, which invokes one of Time's most famous covers as it asks "Is Truth Dead?".

You say that Ted Cruz's father was with Lee Harvey Oswald. In the story, Trump talks about his own statements that have made headlines, his ability to sell magazines, wiretapping allegations, and more. His response was to say that he didn't mean "wiretapping" in the literal sense of the word. "You know. Say hello to everybody OK?" When Time brought up Trump's past embrace of a conspiracy theory linking Cruz's father and Oswald, Trump said he was just quoting a reputable news source about the matter - a.k.a., the National Enquirer.

Trump told the interviewer "I'm an instinctual person".

Earlier this week, Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey dismissed the wiretapping allegation while giving evidence to the House Intelligence Committee. A list that fact checks Trump's claims during the interview has been compiled by a journalist from the Toronto Star and counts 14 misleading statements.

Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan and ranking members of the Senate Intelligence Committee Republican Richard Burr and Democrat Mark Warner all deny this story. I mean many other things, the election's rigged against Bernie Sanders.

"Hey look, in the mean time, I guess, I can't be doing so badly, because I'm president, and you're not", he concluded. In fact, nothing remarkable had happened in Sweden the previous night; Trump apparently saw a news report about immigration issues there, and must have mistakenly thought he heard a reference to a specific recent event - an honest mistake, for most people.

Trump said that he had predicted Brexit, the infamous and highly contentious case of Britain leaving the European Union.

President Donald Trump honks the horn of an 18-wheeler truck while meeting with truckers and CEOs regarding healthcare on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, March 23, 2017.

And when it came to his claim that former President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower, Trump - despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, including a rejection of the claims by FBI Director James Comey - refused to back down.

Biden predicted that the House GOP bill didn't have the votes to pass but then said "I'm hoping it's not going to pass".

In this new interview, over four months since his victory, Trump is still defending his claim, while providing no evidence, that 3 million undocumented immigrants voted in the election.

When Time's Michael Scherer pointed out that Presidents traditionally do not share information they can not verify, Trump shirked responsibility.

When Time asked whether he is concerned about his credibility when he makes unfounded claims, he insisted that they were correct claims.

Or maybe they left the transcript intact because I honestly have no idea how you would translate his words into something that makes any kind of sense.

-"How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process".

But Trump said on Wednesday that he is still focused on this "very serious problem", claiming - again, without evidence - that the number of illegal votes may be even higher.

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