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Trump Claims He Didn’t Know Pelosi Video He Shared Was Fake After Saying He’s A ‘Stable Genius’


Trump Claims He Didn’t Know Pelosi Video He Shared Was Fake After Saying He’s A ‘Stable Genius’

Just hours after declaring himself to be an “extremely stable genius,” President Trump claimed he did not know a Fox News video he shared of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) at a press conference was deceptively edited to show her stammering.

“I don’t know about the videos. I can tell you that — what I’m here is to help the country,” Trump told reporters as he departed the White House for Japan.

Trump’s comments came one day after he retweeted a video from Fox Business Network that had been selectively edited to combine clips of Pelosi tripping over her words in a press conference.

Trump on Thursday declared himself to be “an extremely stable genius” just hours after Pelosi openly questioned his fitness to remain in office Thursday, suggesting a Trump staff or family “intervention” for the good of the nation after his dramatic Wednesday “temper tantrum” at a White House meeting with Democrats.

The video remains on Trump’s Twitter account as of Friday afternoon.

Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe condemned the tweet, writing: “Trump’s retweet of a doctored video making it look like Pelosi is slurring her words is so far beneath contempt that words fail me. That his cheap trick might actually fool tens of millions of people is staggering. Nobody so lacking in character belongs in public office.”

Brian Klaas, an assistant professor of global politics at University College London, tweeted: “It’s getting worse with Trump every day. In a 24 hour period, he shared a doctored video of Pelosi, called to execute political opponents, and authorized his toady AG to investigate political rivals. Call your Representatives. Urge them to impeach. And start volunteering for 2020.”

Chelsea Clinton tweeted: “I haven’t forgotten. Please get the #fluvaccine to help protect against pneumonia. Please don’t fall for edited/doctored/fake videos, particularly if they’re made or amplified by the same people/outlets who’ve claimed my mother @HillaryClinton has been dying for years.”


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