Mexican President: Trump Lied, I Didn’t Call Him

CBS News reports:

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto is calling into question President Trump’s most recent claims that the leader called him to praise his administration’s work on the U.S.-Mexico border.

As Mr. Trump welcomed his new Chief of Staff John Kelly to the Cabinet table on Monday, Mr. Trump took time to applaud the work Kelly had done during his time leading the Department of Homeland Security. “At Homeland, what he has done has been nothing short of miraculous,” Mr. Trump said of Kelly.

He went on, saying, “As you know, the border was a tremendous problem and they’re close to 80 percent stoppage. And even the president of Mexico called me — they said their southern border, very few people are coming because they know they’re not going to get through our border, which is the ultimate compliment.”

But Nieto denies that ever happened. In a statement released by the Mexican Foreign Ministry, Nieto “has not recently spoken to President Donald Trump over the telephone.”

  • Rebecca Gardner

    If it is a day that ends in “Y” we can be absolutely certain that Hair Furor lied about anything and everything.

  • JuanGalicia

    Oh man… even tho my (not my president) is usually a big liar I must say he is way more believable than ( your not president ) Trump.

  • Jeffg166

    Trump lies, sun comes up in the morning, water is wet.

  • Jonathan Smith
    • Xuuths

      Fake news! He always lies.

      • prixator

        He’s so compulsive that he lies even when telling the truth would be better for him.

    • Tawreos

      Could you refresh my memory on when he doesn’t lie?

      • Gregory B

        Trump doesn’t lie on days that end in the letter “y”.

        • Didn’t you mean the letter “Z” that’s right after “Y”? Just sayin’, what ya typed means he tells the truth all the time, and I know that’s not right.

      • Todd20036

        When he says he’s going golfing.

    • Yixing’s Fluffer

      Trump calling the White House a dump is fake news but Michelle Obama is totally a sharia-observing Marxist guerilla.

      • kcken

        Right.
        The email brigade are still wanting Hillary charged for using email.
        … lock her up! (Still)

        But Don Jr’s incriminating email : Russia – Clinton Info Confidential
        … that’s just fake news.

        • Yixing’s Fluffer

          He’s just a sweet young boy…and his daddy wrote him a note excusing him from criminal prosecution!!!

          • Tawreos

            I am not sure that sweet young boy applies to someone that is not entirely human, but the rest is true enough.

          • clay

            at 39 years, his species appears to mature very slowly.

          • cleos_mom

            Age can be plastic when political firestorms are involved. Remember how Monica Lewinsky morphed in recollection from a 20something adult to a 3-day fetus during 1998’s impeachment circus?

        • clay

          and if it’s not fake news, that’s “just how politics works; everybody does that”

      • Miji

        Don’t soft-peddle their hate. I don’t think they spelled guerilla that way.

    • kcken

      Is his mouth open ?? Then he’s lying….

    • Miji

      That jacket is too small and hand too big for me to believe.

    • liondon#iamnotatraitor

      Such small hands.

    • Todd20036

      Trump does not deserve to be photoshopped on that body.

      • Jonathan Smith

        unfortunately, there are men in black who won’t let us give him what he deserves….

    • KCMC
  • Rex

    Trump’s living in an alternate reality where every thing he says happens is only a figment of his imagination. That, or he’s just willfully and blatantly lying thinking we’re stupid enough to just believe him.

    • kcken

      His supporters believe unconditionally. THAT’S the real problem.

  • S1AMER

    Lemme know if Trump ever says anything that’s actually true.

    • BJORN RAGNVALDR

      Guess you won’t be hearing from us, good luck in all your endeavors….

  • Yixing’s Fluffer

    Trump has a lot of phone calls going on in his head. Seems like maybe some of the lines are crossed.

    • Tawreos

      I am betting he does get calls from some White House intern doing bad impersonations, but telling him what he wants to hear.

      • clay

        Well, since they couldn’t get him with those fake e-mails . . .

      • zhera

        I’m guessing it’s dementia and he’s imagining all of these phone calls. My grandmother had dementia and she imagined all sorts of things, to the extent that she was horribly stressed because (non-existing) people were doing everything wrong.

  • Rex

    When Trump says “believe me” – don’t.

    • GayOldLady

      And he often ends his confabulations with “believe me”

    • teeveedub

      Also, anytime he doesn’t say ‘believe me,” don’t believe him.

  • Dutchlander

    80%. 80% of what? 80% compared to what? Since when. You can’t just throw out a random percentage.

    69%.

    • Lindoro Almaviva

      you just threw that % symbol to distract us, didn’t you????

    • clay

      Now, watch who quotes him as evidence, so he can have Sarah Hucksterbee Sanders claim it’s the “media”.

  • GayOldLady

    http://cdn.playbuzz.com/cdn/1dc15460-388e-4eeb-85af-a9f89e494907/1661c402-883e-43ed-a854-cd721af1995a_560_420.jpg Day before yesterday he lied when he said the Leader of the Boy Scouts called to congratulate him on his speech to the Boy Scouts. Yesterday he lied about a call from the President of Mexico congratulating him on border enforcement. There is NOTHING, absolutely NOTHING this man will not lie about.

  • Rex

    KellyAnne Conway is getting really good at voice impersonations.

  • Ninja0980

    Let me know when he doesn’t lie about something.

  • Smokey

    If the border is at 80% stoppage (whatever that means), then why do we need a wall?

    • Paula

      So they can get it up to 81% stoppage. If Donnie has a stoppage, a little Ex-Lax will take care of that real quick.

      • Jerry Kott

        But he has to take his head out of his ass for any movement to occur.

      • Smokey

        Unfortunately tRump seems to suffer from verbal and digital diarrhea: an im-peach-mint might be the cure for that.

    • Miji

      I believe I also read there’s been a noticeable percent of “stoppage” of foreign student wanting to attend our universities. Of course for his supporters that’s probably “winning” because there will be more slots for their stupid kids to get admitted.

      • The_Wretched

        RWNJ love reducing colleges’ solvency.

    • Todd20036

      Sounds like the border needs an enema

  • Gustav2

    Boy Scouts Unaware Of Thank You Call Trump Said He Received After Jamboree

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/boy-scouts-unaware-of-thank-you-call-trump-said-he-received-after-jamboree

    • cleos_mom

      From fake news to genuine self-aggrandizement.

      “Chief Scout Executive Michael Surbaugh apologized for the ‘political rhetoric that was inserted into the jamboree’.”

    • The_Wretched

      Damn, that photo.

  • Christopher
    • canoebum

      …or no reason at all.

  • Beto

    For once I believe him… (I mean, Peña Nieto)

  • Sam_Handwich
  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    Fake truth…SAD!

  • AJ Drew

    So. DT is a lying liar who has lied again. Dementia, psychosis, meh. How do we get rid of him and skip through most of the current line-of-succession? (Currently: Pence, Ryan, Hatch, Tillerson… gah!)

  • GayOldLady

    Donald Trump: Just to inform you that when you speak before reporters and in front of Network TV cameras or Tweet out messages on a worldwide platform that transmits your words around the globe, people hear you and read you! I just thought I’d give you that heads up since apparently no one has told you that yet.

    • Michael R

      He’s just learning the job .
      Except for the part where he’s incapable of learning .

    • KarenAtFOH

      Oh, he’s counting on it, he just doesn’t care if what he says is true or not.

  • Ken M

    Whether it’s foreign nationals or the the BSA, I’m just glad to see him getting called out on these issues. If nothing else, the tweets will be many.

  • JohnJay

    So, is the NYT still adding to that list it published in June of all Trump’s lies. I’d like to see it updated daily.

    • Tulle Christensen

      No the hard drive got full

      • Bad Tom

        We got more, bigger, and better hard drives. They come from China.

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    President of Mexico didn’t call him with praise
    Head of Boy Scouts didn’t call him with praise
    Chicago police never told him to cancel his rally
    Rahm Emmanuel confirms Trump never gave him business card of mystery cop who could ‘fix’ everything in a week.
    Trump didn’t date Peggy Fleming, Catherine Oxenberg, and Princess Diana didn’t want to sleep with him.

    I dog (who is a very good girl) does not seek this much praise.

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    • Adam King

      Trump never figured out that the words he says are supposed to comport with reality, not with his self-aggrandizing Walter Mitty fantasies.

  • William

    The Department of Apologies will be very busy for the duration.

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      She has lots of “interesting” dresses to get her through the apology sessions.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    I think he is either:
    (1) No longer able to remember timelines (e.g., he’s recalling the phone call from when he was still a candidate and thinking it happened just recently); or
    (2) No longer able to remember who said what (e.g., he’s remembering something Tillerson or Bannon said and thinking it was Peña Nieto); or
    (3) Not able to distinguish his fantasy life or dreams from reality; or
    (4) Just pathologically lying for no good reason.

    Any way you slice it, his mental faculties are not looking good.

    • JohnJay

      Then again, maybe his staff simply told him: :”Hey, good news! The Boy Scouts called and they said you were GREAT”, and “The President of Mexico called, and said good job for slowing the illegal crossings to the south”. etc, etc. He may be living in the reality his handlers create for him. I doubt it, though.

      • Bad Tom

        If so, his handlers are doing him no favors.

    • zhera

      3 and 4 combo, methinks.

      Also, I wonder what it would’ve been like if twitter was a thing back in the Reagan years.

      • Reality.Bites

        Reagan would have happily delegated it.

    • The_Wretched

      I think it’s 1-4. He fundamentally doesn’t care if he’s telling the truth or not or if what he’s saying has anything to do with reality. It’s all about him and how the universe is both random and totally out to get him. I dated a lady for bit who was a narcissist, not too bright and has victim mentality. Literally unable to tell why things happened and didn’t believe you even if you explained it.

    • thatotherjean

      All of the Above is also a possibility

    • teeveedub

      He may indeed be suffering from some form of mental illness. But that doesn’t absolve him of his underlying bigotry and hatred. His mental faculties may not be what they were thirty or forty years ago; but he was an asshole thirty or forty years ago, too.

      I have no desire or impulse to let him off the hook for any reason.

  • Originaljpf

    Trump is a pathological liar that like a kleptomaniac, the person can’t be helped until they admit they have a problem and chooses psychiatric assistance in stopping.

    Trump will never admit it as long as his base enable him by calling everyone else a liar EVEN when the truth and the facts smack them in the face on both cheeks.

  • Jefe5084

    Oh my! You can imagine my shock! Well, no you can’t…….it’s that awesomely bigly!
    /s

  • Gigi

    The sad thing is, none of this matters. Trump was right. He could shoot someone dead on 5th. Ave. and his minions wouldn’t give a toss. He’s a proven liar. They’re liars too. He’s an bumbling idiot. They’re idiots too. No matter how much he’s attacked his followers will continue to be loyal. America is doomed if it doesn’t find a way around this mess.

    • Those reasons are why they can look at all that Trump is and still see him as one of them. In some ways they’re correct.

  • zhera

    Hang on, hang on! Is he saying that Kelly and DHS have been able to stop most of the illegal border-crossings without a wall?

    Because that means there’s no need for a wall… But tRump always lies, so they’ve probably not stopped anyone. Nor will they when the wall – IF the wall – comes up.

    • His base is literally incapable of boarding that train of logically progressing thought.

  • andrew

    Gee, who to believe Nieto or Trump? That’s a tough call. LOL.

    • William

      Once again, I defer to the ‘Who would you rather see naked’ rule.

  • teeveedub

    I knew it, I knew it, I knew it. I heard tRump on the car radio on the way to work yesterday, and I immediately said to myself, “that sounds like bullshit.”

    This sociopath lied his way into the White House and he will lie about anything.

  • mikeinftl

    This guy is fucking nuts.

  • Hank
  • Macbill

    Lie Donnie Lie
    Lie across my big Smart TV

  • boobert

    chump vs Nieto , who to believe? lol

  • Jon Doh

    Calling you an asshat and “calling you” are not the same thing.

  • JWC

    Mexicanare not crossing the border its people from South Ameican Of couirse to red neck stupid Donny thet are all the same

  • coram nobis

    There’s also (see prev. JMG story earlier today, Aug. 2) the matter of Donald’s fib about his BSA speech being the bigliest great ever. He’s on a roll.

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/02/boy-scouts-and-mexico-both-deny-claims-of-calling-trump-to-offer-praise

    Both the president of Mexico and the Boy Scouts have refuted Donald Trump’s claims that he has received calls from them praising his immigration policies and speechmaking abilities respectively …
    — lede

  • FelineMama

    When Liar in Chief lies, does it make a sound. Doesn’t he think the person(s) he tells lies about will not come forward & call him out very publicly?
    BTW, Senior Nieto isn’t too shabby looking either, no???

  • Friday

    More Trump lies, of course: Actually illegal immigration was way, way down *before Drumph even campaigned on his useless boondoggle of a wall in the first place.* And that was because, quite simply, economic and employment conditions in Mexico had been improving.

  • KQCA

    The day has arrived. We believe the Mexican president’s credibility over our own.

    What a mess the GOP has wrought.

  • dcurlee

    Oh the tangled webs we weave when we practice to deceive. Trump must have one hell of a web

  • JCF

    Como se dice “I’m shocked, shocked”?