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Donald Trump lied about meeting Vladimir Putin before appearing on ’60 Minutes’

November 13, 2015

  You probably remember during the debate the other night when Donald Trump claimed he could negotiate with Vladimir Putin because they met each other in the greenroom before an episode of 60 Minutes in which they both appeared, but if you do not here is a little more:

During Tuesday night’s Fox Business Channel Republican presidential debate, billionaire Donald Trump claimed he would be good at negotiating with Russian President Vladimir Putin, citing being “stablemates” with the Russian leader during his taping of “60 Minutes.”

“I got to know him very well because we were both on 60 Minutes,” Trump said during the GOP debate. “We were stablemates, and we did very well that night.”

  When I heard him make that comment I laughed a little at the notion that somehow because you spoke briefly and informally with the head of a nation before a television show that that somehow meant you would be able to negotiate with him on the world stage, but I wrote it off as Donald Trump namedropping to make himself sound important and to boost his credientials.

  However it turns out that this little story is not even true:

The only problem: Trump and Putin were not even in the same country. “60 Minutes” host Charlie Rose actually traveled to Moscow for a two-hour interview with Putin and Scott Pelley interviewed Trump in his New York penthouse.

  Not only did they not talk to each other before 60 Minutes, they were not even in the same country! I cannot for the life of me figure out why Donald Trump would make a statement which could be so easily disproved: perhaps he was caught up in the moment and his overwhelming self-confidence, perhaps he did not think anyone would check up on it, perhaps he misremembered the event, or perhaps he is the pathological one and not Ben Carson…

  As most of you know, I do not trust Donald Trump and this certainly does not help.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. petermc3 permalink
    November 13, 2015 10:27 pm

    And the cluster fuck continues…

    Liked by 2 people

  2. November 14, 2015 2:12 pm

    Yep, ‘trust’ … who or what to place it in. An important decision.

    OT but something telling of the Agenda pushers: Were the Paris Attacks Predicted on the January Cover of The Economist?

    Liked by 1 person

    • November 14, 2015 7:31 pm

      Well, that is interesting…

      Liked by 1 person

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