Trump Misquoted His Charlottesville Statements In Phoenix & Twitter Is Furious
On Tuesday evening after his rally in Phoenix began, Trump was criticized for misquoting himself on Charlottesville and the violence that took place there during a white supremacist rally. Most noticeably, as Trump was re-reading his initial statement on Charlottesville to prove that he condemned bigotry and racism, he failed to mention the fact that he blamed "many sides" for the violence that ensued.
Trump criticized the media for being "dishonest" and misrepresenting his statement on the tragedy.
Trump pulled out his Aug. 12 statement about the violence, recalling that he stood against racism, however, he never re-read this significant tidbit from the speech:
And that "many sides, on many sides" comment is what made people so upset, sad, and infuriated. Now, Twitter users are making sure people realize what he left out of his Phoenix rally speech.
A Curious Omission
trump's #PhoenixRally lies curiously omit his comments on "MANY SIDES" and "very fine people" amongst KKK.— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) August 23, 2017
Off teleprompter, still an ass.
Everything about the #PhoenixRally is a hoax, a fraud. Trump is lying about his own words to people he paid, while he re-writes reality.— Girls Really Rule. (@girlsreallyrule) August 23, 2017
What About "Both Sides"?
What about...— Steve Redmond (@sjredmond) August 23, 2017
"I didn't know the facts"
NPR Pointed It Out, Too
Just A Reminder
The Real Taking Away Of History
Quote Yourself Accurately
@realDonaldTrumpYOU SAID "ON MANY SIDES,ON MANY SIDES!" If what U said wasn't wrong then quote yourself accurately! #PhoenixRally— Annie Starfighter (@anniemarie) August 23, 2017
It Was Intentional
When Trump quoted his Charlottesville comments at the #PhoenixRally just now, he intentionally left out "on many sides." Which is key.— Beau Willimon (@BeauWillimon) August 23, 2017
Here's The Original Text
Lawrence O'Donnell: "Trump (in Phoenix) is lying about what he said and lying about what the media said." Thank you Lawrence.— Michael Grossman (@Michael36776349) August 23, 2017
He Just Simply Skipped It
Trump skips the "many sides" portion of his initial reaction to #Charlottesville in re-reading his statement— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) August 23, 2017
Real-time fact check:— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) August 23, 2017
Pres Trump re-reads his remarks on Charlottesville protests & notably omits now-infamous "on many sides" line.
For Trump, recreating events as he sees fit is an old song and dance. This time, people are noticing.