Update: Also there was no colusion.
Let’s hope he doesn’t get too cranky!
Today’s abortive attempt at a walkback:
“[reading] I accept our intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election took place. [not reading] Could be other people also. A lot of people out there.”
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He also reversed one of his most-criticized comments, when he said he didn’t “see why it would be” Russia that interfered in the election. “In a key sentence in my remarks, I said the word ‘would’ instead of ‘wouldn’t,'” Trump explained. “The sentence should have been, ‘I don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t be Russia.’ Sort of a double negative. So you can put that in, and I think that probably clarifies things.”
The Week, like most media outlets, isn’t reporting that Trump added “pretty good by itself” after “clarifies things.” Probably because that would make the president sound like sub-literate dull normal blockhead, instead of someone who has been installed into the most powerful office on the planet.
I think this wins Twitter:
“I’m sorry I said I DO swear to uphold the Constitution of the United States. That was a key sentence. One word was incorrect. That should have been I DONT swear to uphold the Constitution of the United States. Innocent mistake. That should clarify the last 2 years.”