US PRESIDENT – Decoding, Deciphering And Imagining What Donald Trump Means When He Tries To Say Something
|CRIMSON TAZVINZWA, AIWA! NO!|At multiple events in 2016 and 2017, Donald Trump insisted, “I have nothing to do with Russia” and “I have no deals in Russia.” Following Michael Cohen’s plea deal Thursday about the Trump Tower Moscow project, the president told reporters, “Everybody knew about it.”
WARNING: Trump means the exact opposite of what he tries to say, what is heard and understood …
November 2018: “I have nothing to with Russia, I have nothing to do with Russia. And even — for anything. What do I have to do with Russia? You know the closest I came to Russia, I bought a house a number of years ago in Palm Beach, Florida. Palm Beach is a very expensive place. There was a man who went bankrupt, and I bought the house for $40 million and I sold it to a Russian for $100 million including brokerage commissions. So I sold it. So I bought it for 40, I told it for 100 to a Russian. That was a number of years ago.”
October 2016: “What do I know about the Russians? What do I know about the Russians? Then they said he borrows money from – I don’t borrow money from the Russians. I promise you I’ve never made – I don’t have any deals with Russia. I had Miss Universe there a couple of years ago other than that no. I had nothing to do.”
February 2017: “And I can tell you, speaking for myself, I own nothing in Russia. I have no loans in Russia. I don’t have any deals in Russia. President Putin called me up very nicely to congratulate me on the win of the election. He then, called me up extremely nicely to congratulate me on the inauguration, which was terrific. But so did many other leaders, almost all other leaders from almost all of the country. So that’s the extent.”
As said before President Trump means the exact opposite of what is heard and understood.
On Thursday, after Michael D. Cohen revealed new information about the Trump Organization’s business dealings with Russia, President Trump called his former personal lawyer a liar.
“He is a weak person,” Mr. Trump told reporters at the White House. He added: “Very simply, Michael Cohen is lying.” He was referring to Mr. Cohen pleading guilty to lying to Congress about a real estate deal to build a tower in Moscow.