Upon returning to the United States from his meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump, faced a barrage of criticism from Republicans, Democrats and pretty much every other person in the free world for his remarks during the Helsinki summit. Now it seems the man who never apologizes is soft peddling his way from one sticky situation into another one.
In a news conference Trump kinda/sorta/not really apologized for misspeaking during the summit when he said,"I don't see any reason why it would be Russia that interfered in the election." Now it seems we (meaning the entire world) got it wrong so Trump clarified by saying,
It should have been obvious. I thought it would have been obvious but just in case it wasn't, In a key sentence in my remarks I said the word 'would' instead of 'wouldn't.'
So you see, it's not that he said the wrong thing, it's that the rest of us are too stupid to not understand what he so obviously meant.
NEW: Pres. Trump says he misspoke at yesterday's joint presser with Vladimir Putin, meant to say there was no reaso… https://t.co/n2gPPZnvDZ— Evan McMurry (@Evan McMurry)1531854334.0
Yeah, no one else is buying it either.
Trump to Putin on the phone tomorrow: 'Would, of course I meant would'— Karl Sharro (@Karl Sharro)1531867980.0
George W. Bush has to be thinking, “Darn. I should’ve gone out the next day and said ‘I meant mission not accomplished.’”— Adam Best (@Adam Best)1531865982.0
I wouldn't not say the Russians are not without responsibility for no form of election meddling. Clear?— Jeet Heer (@Jeet Heer)1531866753.0
In this clip Stephen Cobert asks, "How stupid do you think we are?"
But it didn't stop there, Twitter was on a role.
Trump was very upset about coverage of his Putin presser. He is not going to be happy with coverage of "would vs. wouldn’t."— MJ Lee (@MJ Lee)1531854648.0
I would say that I completely believe President Trump misspoke and that he has full faith and confidence in the mem… https://t.co/Mf9h9nPTHH— Adam Schiff (@Adam Schiff)1531870213.0
A lot of people are making fun of Trump’s excuse that he said “would” instead of “wouldn’t” but I think it’s really… https://t.co/bGbaLgGq5H— Mike Drucker (@Mike Drucker)1531917007.0
In 2016, America said that Donald Trump “would” become its next President. America actually meant to say “wouldn’t”.— James Melville (@James Melville)1531922356.0
It seems with this administration, words can mean anything.