In all honesty, catching Trump in lies is fairly easy. Basically, if Trump opens his mouth, he’s probably lying. See? Easy peasy. However, many of his supporters hang on to every word as if it’s the absolute truth coming from the mouth of Jesus Christ himself.
Fortunately, though, we have Twitter. Although Trump uses Twitter like it’s his own personal platform, it also can serve as a platform to destroy him and his credibility with Trump supporters nationwide – if they are willing to listen.
CNN’s Jake Tapper revealed two recent tweets Trump issued that reveal the phenomenon that is Trump’s memory and his ability to lie effortlessly (yet badly). Tapper shared this tweet from Trump on Wednesday. In all caps, Trump exclaimed:
‘HOUSE REPUBLICANS SHOULD PASS THE STRONG BUT FAIR IMMIGRATION BILL, KNOWN AS GOODLATTE II, IN THEIR AFTERNOON VOTE TODAY, EVEN THOUGH THE DEMS WON’T LET IT PASS IN THE SENATE. PASSAGE WILL SHOW THAT WE WANT STRONG BORDERS & SECURITY WHILE THE DEMS WANT OPEN BORDERS = CRIME. WIN!’
It’s most likely a general consensus would agree that this tweet serves as a direct message to Republicans to pass an immigration bill considering the first sentence literally says, “HOUSE REPUBLICANS SHOULD PASS THE STRONG BUT FAIR IMMIGRATION BILL …”
It’s not a difficult conclusion to come to. However, Trump tweeted on Saturday that he never, not once, pushed Republicans to vote for an immigration bill. He tweeted:
‘I never pushed the Republicans in the House to vote for the Immigration Bill, either GOODLATTE 1 or 2, because it could never have gotten enough Democrats as long as there is the 60 vote threshold. I released many prior to the vote knowing we need more Republicans to win in Nov.’
Maybe Trump doesn’t think an all-caps tweet that literally says, “HOUSE REPUBLICANS SHOULD PASS THE STRONG BUT FAIR IMMIGRATION BILL …” is all that pushy. However, it’s pushy. Furthermore, Trump, who is a Twitter aficionado really should keep something in mind. The internet is forever. Children are taught this in school to prevent them from making poor choices such as sending adult selfies, bullying, sexting, etc. A middle-school health teacher really needs to sit down with Trump and have a talk about how the internet can come back to bite him in his great, orange posterior.
Here are some replies to Tapper’s tweets from Twitter.
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