Trump Campaign Contradicts Itself In Single ‘Fake News’ Tweet

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 30: U.S. President Donald Trump answers questions on the comments of special counsel Robert Mueller while departing the White House May 30, 2019 in Washington, DC. Trump is scheduled to attend t... WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 30: U.S. President Donald Trump answers questions on the comments of special counsel Robert Mueller while departing the White House May 30, 2019 in Washington, DC. Trump is scheduled to attend the commencement ceremony at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado later in the day.(Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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June 1, 2019 5:36 p.m.

President Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign contradicted itself in a single tweet Saturday, asserting that Trump had not called British royal Meghan Markle “nasty” above a recording of him doing so.

Ahead of his upcoming trip to Europe, Trump gave an interview to the British tabloid newspaper The Sun.

In the interview, Trump was asked about old criticisms of him from Markle. “I didn’t know that. What can I say? I didn’t know that she was nasty,” he responded.

He then wished Markle well. The Trump campaign’s own account printed the exchange, claiming that it was proof he hadn’t said something he did, in fact, say. Specifically, the account took issue with a CNN report quoting The Sun interview.

Responding a request for comment, the Trump campaign shared a statement from its national press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, with TPM.

McEnany said “the distortion and mistruths from the media” were “shameful.”

“Any fair observer observer of President Trump’s comments can clearly hear that President Trump was saying that he was not aware of previous comments made by Meghan Markle,” McEnany said.

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