President Donald Trump's campaign attempted to deny what the commander-in-chief said during a highly-criticized Twitter rant that was labeled by CNN as, "straight-up racist."
On Saturday, Trump tweeted a nativist attack on the four Democratic women of color in Congress known as "The Squad." Despite the fact three of the four were born in America, Trump told them to "go back" to the countries from which they came.
Matt Wolking, the deputy director of communications for rapid response for Trump's 2020 re-election campaign, attempted to deny that Trump told ever told them to "go back" -- despite including a screengrab of Trump's tweet documenting him saying exactly that.
[caption id="attachment_1521988" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Screengrab of the Trump campaign denying what he said while reminding people that he did, in fact, say "go back"[/caption]
Wolking was immediately fact-checked on his denial.
Here is some of what people were saying:
I admire the utter lack of shame needed to lie and gaslight for Trump. The mental gymnastics and utter lack of dece… https://t.co/j8mqNvB1Sx— Wajahat "Wears a Mask Because of a Pandemic" Ali (@Wajahat "Wears a Mask Because of a Pandemic" Ali) 1563124168.0
Hey @MattWolking: @POTUS first told us to "go back." Like you, America is our home, there is no place to "go back."… https://t.co/nqTZXFsqb1— Ted Lieu (@Ted Lieu) 1563122650.0
Dude. You're fucking *terrible* at this. https://t.co/m2wR8Q8898— Rick Wilson (@Rick Wilson) 1563127346.0
@MattWolking You are a f***ing idiot. https://t.co/du0lgPmrLg— The Hoarse Whisperer (@The Hoarse Whisperer) 1563132328.0
Trump campaign flack is telling us we don't see a quote from the president that he screenshots for us right here. I… https://t.co/dzzIfedVGj— Laura Bassett (@Laura Bassett) 1563120290.0
@MattWolking Are you fcking kidding or just mindless? Experts are divided.— Charles P. Pierce (@Charles P. Pierce) 1563119835.0
@MattWolking I can smell your soul rotting from here.— Dave Zirin (@Dave Zirin) 1563118011.0
Go to Antarctica and melt all the ice and then come back. And if you say I told you to "go to Antarctica" that's a… https://t.co/Ibiq9KqrZ7— Judd Legum (@Judd Legum) 1563124114.0
@MattWolking Oh FFS, I'm so tired of Trump cult telling us to not believe what we see with our own eyes.— Jen is voting for Warnock and Ossoff (@Jen is voting for Warnock and Ossoff) 1563118506.0
If your job is to put a good face on Trump's tweets, here's where you land. https://t.co/yBmQIWmeEL— Philip Bump (@Philip Bump) 1563122224.0
Thanks, but I know how to read. https://t.co/6EYfvYxQBz— Nahal Toosi (@Nahal Toosi) 1563123588.0
Donald Trump once told a crowd: “What you're seeing and what you're reading is not what's happening." https://t.co/jXyEviRQfA— Lauren Gambino (@Lauren Gambino) 1563122514.0
you are actually the stupidest person i've seen this month https://t.co/MdyrtyrAFq— Ⓐrocalypse🖤🤍❤️ (@Ⓐrocalypse🖤🤍❤️) 1563133268.0
He’s not an idiot. People of America, he thinks you are. https://t.co/Xusiz3Nj1h— David Aaronovitch (@David Aaronovitch) 1563124434.0
He literally says exactly that in the sentence before the one you highlighted. He says that exact thing. And everyo… https://t.co/i1nqVLYr9b— Greyson Chorch-Trickelbank (@Greyson Chorch-Trickelbank) 1563122906.0