How much crazy can popular vote loser Donald Trump pack into one interview before he gets sued—or better yet, impeached? More than you can imagine. Frankly, more than you want to imagine.
Trump’s interview with Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo, which aired Wednesday morning, was too batsh*t crazy to cover in just one post. So we’ve divided Trump’s madness into sections to help readers navigate the head-spinning thought process of the man who’s now in command of our nuclear arsenal.
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Trump vs. Trump
In this section we explore Trump’s interview comments as a 180-degree reversal of things he’s said in the past. You can call it revisionist history, or you can call it loony tunes. Both are accurate.
First up: Syria.
TRUMP: Look, what I did should have been done by the Obama administration a long time before I did it and you would have had a much better — I think Syria would be a lot better off right now than it has been. […]
TRUMP: I don’t know what happened, but he didn’t do it. And in fact, they had a big attack right after he drew the red line in the sand. They had a very big attack and everybody waited, what’s going on, and nothing happened.
And even the Obama people admitted he was wrong for not doing it.
Remarkable. Trump repeatedly took to Twitter in 2013 to say what a “big mistake” attacking Syria would be, not to mention that he based his entire campaign on isolationism. Bombing Syria “could very well lead to World War III,” he warned last fall.
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