This Video Mashup Of Trump’s Russia Lies Is Making Internet Rounds

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Although Trump tried to gaslight the American people on Twitter on Friday morning, there are not only tweets that are easy to find regarding those lies, but numerous instances caught on video that exposes that lie.

Beginning in 2013, tweets emerged that make his recent statements more than a little questionable and call into question his relationship with Russia and Vladimir Putin.

On David Letterman’s show in 2013, Trump said:

‘Well, I’ve done a lot of business with the Russians. They’re smart and they’re tough.’

In 2014, Eric Trump told a writer named James Dodson, who had asked how they were getting real estate funding considered Trump’s many bankruptcies:

‘We don’t rely on American banks. We have all the funding we need out of Russia.’

Trump also lied repeatedly during the 2016 campaigns, saying that he had no business deals or ties to Russia, and his plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow and give Vladimir Putin a $50 million apartment in the building only ended when the conversations about Russian hacking began.

During the campaigns and repeatedly throughout his presidency, Trump has covered for Putin, denied the many human rights violations they committed as well as their interference in the 2016 campaigns, and even sided with Putin during a summit in Helsinki over his own intelligence agencies.

When asked about Russian hacking during the campaigns and whether he believed the intelligence agencies’ reports that the hostile foreign country was responsible, Trump said:

‘I don’t see any reason why it would be.’

Two days later, after backlash from both Democrats and Republicans, Trump tried to cover that statement, saying that he misspoke and meant to say that he didn’t see any reason why it wouldn’t be Russia.

Then, after those repeated lies, Trump tried to insist on Friday morning that he “talked about [his business dealings in Russia] during the campaigns.

Consider the many lies that Trump has told about Russia and his desired and attempted business dealings there, including the period of time well after he had been named the presumptive nominee at the Republican National Convention, how is anyone supposed to believe him now.

Courtesy of MSNBC, here is a mashup of the many lies during and after the 2016 campaign that Trump told. Note: he never mentions that he actually did have business dealings in Russia during the campaigns; in fact, he insisted over and over again that he did not.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=r4J0W6inUCY

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H/T: RawStory