Many times when the president tweets, one can travel back in time to find an earlier tweet that completely contradicts his words.
But on Saturday, President Trump issued a tweet claiming he never made a statement that he had, in reality, made just a few days prior. On Twitter. In all caps.
Slate noticed the discrepancy:
On Saturday, the commander in chief sent out a tweet that falsely claimed he never called on House Republicans to vote for an immigration bill. How do we know his claim was false? He had encouraged Republican lawmakers to do just that only three days earlier.
“I never pushed the Republicans in the House to vote for the Immigration Bill, either GOODLATTE 1 or 2, because it could never have gotten enough Democrats as long as there is the 60 vote threshold,” Trump tweeted.
Except that on Wednesday, the president sent an all-caps tweet that did exactly what he claimed he never did. “HOUSE REPUBLICANS SHOULD PASS THE STRONG BUT FAIR IMMIGRATION BILL, KNOWN AS GOODLATTE II, IN THEIR AFTERNOON VOTE TODAY, EVEN THOUGH THE DEMS WON’T LET IT PASS IN THE SENATE,” Trump wrote on June 27.
See his contradictory tweets below: