Thanks to Donald Trump, there’s a case to be made for having a mid-debate fact checker, but when it comes to this one particular casino tycoon, you can just look up old Donald Trump tweets that contradict points he made in a debate. Many of his old tweets are relevant to debate points, even if they're not just contradictions. Whether he’s discussing how much he wants to be best friends with Vladimir Putin, or whether or not he was sniffling during a debate. There are so many revealing and contradictory Donald Trump tweets that comparing them to his comments on live television can be an illuminating exercise.
It’s almost too easy to catch Donald Trump in an unnecessary lie or belabored point. As long as you have Twitter handy, you can pull up things he’s tweeted in the middle of the night from his tweet room (i.e. bathroom) and cross reference them with what he’s saying on television. It shouldn’t be that easy to catch our politicians in a lie, but Donald Trump isn’t really a politician – he’s a television host who showed up at the wrong TV taping. Keep reading to find out how Donald Trump’s twitter activity negates any substantial statement he may have accidentally let slip during his third debate with Hillary Clinton.
TFW You Want Putin to be Your BFF
Do you think Putin will be going to The Miss Universe Pageant in November in Moscow - if so, will he become my new best friend?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 19, 2013
"I never met Putin. This is not my best friend. But if the United States got along with Russia, wouldn't be so bad."
Grab 'Em by the Twitter
Sexual pervert Anthony Weiner has zero business holding public office.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 10, 2013
Trump's most substantial comment on allegations of unwanted sexual advances was simply, "Nobody has more respect for women than I do." It's worth noting that in 2005 he said: "I'm automatically attracted to beautiful [women]—I just start kissing them. It's like a magnet. Just kiss. I don't even wait. And when you're a star they let you do it. You can do anything ... Grab them by the p*ssy. You can do anything."
Maybe He Means Nancy Reagan
"Only a Reagan or a Trump-like figure in the White House will achieve this goal." https://t.co/6a7Ef12giZ— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2016
"I did disagree with Ronald Reagan very strongly on trade. I disagreed with him. We should have been much tougher on trade even then. I've been waiting for years. Nobody does it right."
What Was That About Amnesty?
Congress must protect our borders first. Amnesty should be done only if the border is secure and illegal immigration has stopped.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 29, 2013
So this is mostly jibberish, but it proves that the Donald has, if not totally flip flopped on his idea of border amnesty, that he's at least made his platform more confusing. "We have no country if we have no border. Hillary wants to give amnesty," he declared during th debate. "She wants to have open borders. The border - as you know, the Border Patrol agents, 16,500-plus ICE last week, endorsed me. First time they've ever endorsed a candidate. It means their job is tougher. But they know what's going on. They know it better than anybody. They want strong borders. They feel we have to have strong borders."
For good measure, he added, "And once the border is secured, at a later date, we'll make a determination as to the rest. But we have some bad hombres here, and we're going to get them out."