Skip to comments.Coburn: Trump is Lying About Me Attacking Cruz
Posted on 02/16/2016 5:56:07 PM PST by MLL
Former Sen. Tom Coburn says a Trump-circulated quote of him attacking Cruz is an "absolute fabrication," according to the Washington Examiner.
Coburn criticized Trump for "loose play with the truth" not just "loose play with words."
The Washington Examiner report goes on:
As part of his never-ending criticism of Cruz, Trump's Twitter feed retweeted and pushed a quote ostensibly from Coburn criticizing Cruz as "one of the most dishonest people" in Washington. Coburn never said this.
"It's an absolute fabrication. I've never said that, period," Coburn told the Examiner. "It's unfortunate he would use my name to say something dishonest. It's a total fabrication."
The tweet with the quote has since been deleted, and further examination found it was wrongfully ascribed to Coburn.
Trump had retweeted his social media director who in turn quoted Coburn saying of Cruz: "He is, without a doubt, one of the most dishonest people in D.C." But according to the Examiner the quote appears to come from liberal website ForwardProgressives.com and their writer, Allen Clifton, a staunch opponent of Cruz.
Trump has repeatedly accused Cruz of lying over the past few weeks, leading up to Trump calling Cruz the most dishonest person in the race at Saturday's GOP debate.
This time his pointed finger has four pointed back.
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Boo Hoo. The quote was valid, just mixed up author.
Trump STILL LYING about a fabricated quote to smear Ted Cruz HOURS after being caught on it!!
Eh. He deleted it after Coburn denied it.
More Trump dirty tricks. Not surprising.........
By the way has anyone seen Trump and Clyde (Every Which Way but Loose) together? Seems strange.
“The tweet with the quote has since been deleted, and further examination found it was wrongfully ascribed to Coburn.
“Trump had retweeted his social media director who in turn quoted Coburn saying of Cruz: “He is, without a doubt, one of the most dishonest people in D.C.” But according to the Examiner the quote appears to come from liberal website ForwardProgressives.com and their writer, Allen Clifton, a staunch opponent of Cruz.
Trump now has sitting senators arguing against his retweets.
That would explain his behavior towards anyone on his right. As in ‘right turn clyde’.
I get Trump’s tweets. It wasn’t tweeted by Trump. No one has a picture of that tweet from Trump’s account.
It WAS tweeted by Dan Scavino and the reference tweet is still on his timeline.
Talk about lies.
Prove Trump tweeted what you are saying he did. I get all of his tweets. Trump did not tweet it. Nor did he retweet it. Scavino tweeted it with a link.
Would toss in $100 if Coburn would sue him.... :)
“Eh. He deleted it after Coburn denied it.”
Nope. I screenshot Trump’s tweets as I am on his timeline. I do it for historical reasons because I believe he is going to win. His tweets pop up on my feed all day long and there was no tweet from Trump with this content. The tweet was from Dan Scavino.
No one has proof, any image from Trump’s account with this tweet as the content. None. It doesn’t exist. It came from Scavino’s account WITH a link to the source.
I'm afraid that does not clear this matter up. Trump needs, first, to apologize to Coburn, Cruz, and the American people.
He then needs to explain how something like this could happen. Why didn't he make a simple phone call to Coburn before he (Trump) caused a false statement to be published?
This is unacceptable in an election year - especially for someone seeking the highest office.
I hate to be the one to announce: this is very bad for Trump and his campaign.
Oh, sure. That explains it.
Moral dwarves in the Trump Camp speak.
This is pretty bad, especially for someone with a collection of gift bibles like Trump.
Isn’t this a replay of the “Carson is dropping out” flap in Iowa? Based on that, what Donald Trump needs to do is wait until after the polls close, then apologize to Ted Cruz, and blame some news organization. Isn’t that the way this works?
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