MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough was astonished that President Donald Trump insisted to donors that he hadn’t called Apple CEO Tim Cook by the wrong name, because the flub was recorded on widely seen video.
The president mistakenly called the tech executive “Tim Apple,” which prompted days of jokes, but Trump denied making the error Friday during a speech to Republican donors.
“In a move that stunned even his own donors, President Trump denies what you just heard,” said “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski, after rolling video of the mistake.
“It never happened,” Scarborough said. “Don’t believe your eyes.”
“He insists he said Tim Cook’s name correctly, and it’s just the fake news media playing a big trick on everyone,” Brzezinski said. “Added to the sad steady march toward 10,000 lies in office — literally that number, that’s where we are.”
Scarborough said some of the president’s supporters still don’t believe he lies, although there’s plain evidence in this case that Trump was dishonest.
“I love when people say, ‘Oh, he doesn’t lie, give me an example,'” Scarborough said. “You have it there on videotape, and as his donors were saying this weekend at Mar-A-Lago, it’s on videotape. It’s on videotape yet he calls it fake. Again, there are those who believe what they believe. Let those who have ears hear.”
Trump blasted for ‘avalanche of lying’ in brutal takedown by CNN fact-checker
CNN fact-checker Daniel Dale provided a brutal dose of reality after President Donald Trump constantly mislead Americans with his false claims during the first 2020 general election presidential debate.
CNN's Wolf Blitzer introduced Dale by recapping that, in his opinion, "clearly this debate was an embarrassment for the United States of America -- a clear embarrassment."
"How much was fact?" Blitzer asked. "How much was false?"
"Well, it depended Wolf on who we were listening to," Dale replied.
"I think it's important for us as journalists to say when both sides are not alike -- and they were not alike tonight," he explained.
WATCH: Van Jones delivers epic lecture on CNN after Trump ‘refused to condemn white supremacy’
CNN political analyst Van Jones tore into Donald Trump after the president's highly controversial decision to repeatedly refuse to condemn white supremacy at the first 2020 general election debate.
"Only three things happened for me tonight," Jone said.
"Number one, Donald Trump refused to condemn white supremacy," he explained.
"Number two, the president of the United States refused to condemn white supremacy," he continued.
"Number three, the commander-in-chief refused to condemn white supremacy on the global stage -- in front of my children, in front of everybody's families -- and he was given the opportunity multiple times to condemn white supremacy," Jones said.
Jake Tapper stunned by Trump’s debate: ‘That was a hot mess inside a dumpster fire inside a train wreck’
CNN Jake Tapper reacted in shock on Tuesday following the first presidential debate between Democratic nominee Joe Biden and President Donald Trump.
"That was a hot mess inside a dumpster fire inside a train wreck," Tapper said. "That was the worst debate I have ever seen. In fact, it wasn't even a debate. It was a disgrace."
"And it's primarily because of President Trump," he remarked, "who spent the entire time interrupting, not abiding by the rules that he agreed to, lying, maliciously attacking the son of the vice president. When asked to condemn white supremacists, he brought up the name of a neo-fascist, far-right group and said, 'Stand back and stand by.'"