We’re all tired of “Donald Trump tweeted more BS” stories, but the lie he dropped on Saturday is too much of a doozy to ignore.
Now. I’m no English language expert — granted, it’s been the focus of my career for the past 15 years, whatever — but it seems to me that “HOUSE REPUBLICANS SHOULD PASS THE STRONG BUT FAIR IMMIGRATION BILL” actually does count as Trump having “pushed the Republicans in the House to vote for the Immigration Bill.”
See, right now, today, he’s claiming he didn’t do the thing. But if you scroll down in his feed to just three days ago, you can plainly see he actually did do the thing he now claims he didn’t.
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 27, 2018
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.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 30, 2018
I know nothing seems to matter sometimes but remember this tweet from THREE DAYS AGO IN ALL CAPS since Trump is saying he never pushed Republicans to vote for the Goodlatte bill that failed. https://t.co/VsFOP9VGSo
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) June 30, 2018
He didn’t even bother to delete the old one pic.twitter.com/A47TuOFfNS
— Ryan Lizza (@RyanLizza) June 30, 2018
Trump on 6/27: “HOUSE REPUBLICANS SHOULD PASS THE STRONG BUT FAIR IMMIGRATION BILL, KNOWN AS GOODLATTE II”@RepMcCaul leaving the WH on 6/19: “The president is 1000% behind [the bill]”@RajShah45 6/15: POTUS “fully supports both the Goodlatte bill and the House leadership bill.” https://t.co/bO8vPEC9SS
— Alex Mallin (@alex_mallin) June 30, 2018