Word play

These hilarious Trump “I misspoke” memes speak for themselves

There’s been a lot of chatter this week about Donald Trump’s disastrous joint press conference with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday, during which Trump claimed he didn’t believe the FBI when it said Russia meddled in the 2016 and instead he was siding with Putin.

After a public outcry from both Democrats and Republicans alike over those remarks, Trump held an emergency press conference to walk back everything he had said 24 hours earlier.

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Yesterday, Trump, who once bragged about using “the best words”, claimed he “misspoke” when he said he didn’t “see any reason why it would be” Russia who meddled in the 2016 election and that what he really meant to say was “I don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t be Russia” who interfered.

See the difference? Would versus wouldn’t. It’s an easy mistake to make. Right? Right?!

“The sentence should have been, ‘I don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t be Russia’,” Trump explained. “It should have been obvious. So you can put that in and I think that probably clarifies things.”

When asked to clarify whether he believes the FBI when it says Russia, indeed, interfered with the 2016 election, Trump replied, “I accept our intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election took place.”

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Then, in the same breath, he added, “Could be other people also. There’s a lot of people out there.”

Later, he took to Twitter to defend himself once again:

Annnnd we’re back to square one.

Now, the memes…

?#Trump can’t blame this on #would or #wouldnt. #Treason #CheckTheVideo #TeamDl ?

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#puppet and #puppetmaster #Trump and #Putin ??

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Fucking ridiculous. #MAGA #USA #DonaldTrump #America #Sad

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DEAD!!! #trumpputin

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Blimp

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#trump #trumpputin #trump? #lockhimup #impeachtrump #traitotrump

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