Trump Blames Helsinki Disaster on Missing Apostrophe

As CNN reports:

Reading prepared remarks to reporters at the White House, Trump reiterated that there was no collusion between his campaign and Russia and that the country’s efforts had no impact on the final results.

He said that when he returned from the summit with Putin in Helsinki, Finland, he “realized there is some need for clarification” about his remarks on Russian interference in the 2016 election.

“In a key sentence in my remarks I said the word ‘would’ instead of ‘wouldn’t,'” Trump said. He explained he reviewed a transcript and video of his remarks.

“The sentence should have been: ‘I don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t be Russia,'” he said. “Sort of a double negative.”

“I think that probably clarifies things pretty good on itself,” Trump said.

Not so much, no.

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  1. RepealAndReplace says:

    FAKE PUNCTUATION!   

  2. unnamed says:

    It's like an adolescent trying to get out of a grounding by saying "that's not what I said". 

  3. JohnInDenverJohnInDenver says:

    NPR All Things Matter played the clip. And the continuation, when he opined that "Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today."

    If he couldn't focus enough to articulate the difference between "would" and "would not," should we let him go into other meetings without substantial pre-developed talking points written so he can read them off and do handouts at the same time?

  4. MichaelBowmanMichaelBowman says:

    Plus, if he’d said what he claims he meant to say Putin would have whacked him on the spot. By ‘whacked’, I mean he’d have pulled the pee tape from his inside front pocket and tossed it to the press like a bridal bouquet.

    What happened to the 400 pound libtard lying on his bed that could have been the culprit?

    • MichaelBowmanMichaelBowman says:

      CLINTON: Well, that’s because he’d rather have a puppet as president of the United States.
      TRUMP: No puppet. No puppet.
      CLINTON: And it’s pretty clear…
      TRUMP: You’re the puppet!
      CLINTON: It’s pretty clear you won’t admit…
      TRUMP: No, you’re the puppet.
      CLINTON: … that the Russians have engaged in cyberattacks against the United States of America, that you encouraged espionage against our people, that you are willing to spout the Putin line, sign up for his wish list, break up NATO, do whatever he wants to do, and that you continue to get help from him, because he has a very clear favorite in this race.
      So I think that this is such an unprecedented situation. We’ve never had a foreign government trying to interfere in our election. We have 17 — 17 intelligence agencies, civilian and military, who have all concluded that these espionage attacks, these cyberattacks, come from the highest levels of the Kremlin and they are designed to influence our election. I find that deeply disturbing.
      WALLACE: Secretary Clinton…
      CLINTON: And I think it’s time you take a stand…
      TRUMP: She has no idea whether it’s Russia, China, or anybody else.
      CLINTON: I am not quoting myself.
      TRUMP: She has no idea.
      CLINTON: I am quoting 17…
      TRUMP: Hillary, you have no idea.
      CLINTON: … 17 intelligence — do you doubt 17 military and civilian…
      TRUMP: And our country has no idea.
      CLINTON: … agencies.
      TRUMP: Yeah, I doubt it. I doubt it.
      CLINTON: Well, he’d rather believe Vladimir Putin than the military and civilian intelligence professionals who are sworn to protect us. I find that just absolutely…
      (CROSSTALK)
      TRUMP: She doesn’t like Putin because Putin has outsmarted her at every step of the way.

      – October 19th, 2016

  5. Arvadonian1Arvadonian1 says:

    I seriously doubt the man knows what an apostrophe is…

  6. davebarnesdavebarnes says:

    Some people are saying that The Dumpster® sucks Putin's dick because:
    * Pee tapes are real
    * He loves dictators (except South American ones)
    * Syphilis has rotted/is rotting his brain
    * Putin has solid proof that "the kids" committed treason during the campaign
    * He is an idiot

    I don't know, I'm just asking.

  7. MichaelBowmanMichaelBowman says:

    Rev. Dr. Barber FTW.

  8. Wait – wasn't this an answer to a press question?

  9. spaceman65 says:

    I blame it on a missing cerebral cortex

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