I am sighing with the disapproval of a parent who knows their kid is lying after being given every opportunity to tell the truth—but in this scenario, my kid is a racist teratoma.
On Monday morning, tanning bed massacre Donald Trump called into NBC’s Today show to explain why he, after three separate opportunities, failed to disavow the Ku Klux Klan and former grand wizard David Duke during an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday.
“Well first of all, he’s talking about David Duke and other groups,” Trump said.
“I disavowed David Duke the day before at a major press conference and I’m saying, ‘How many times do I have to continue to disavow people?’ And the question was asked about David Duke and various groups. And I don’t know who the groups are. I said, ‘Will you do me a favor and tell me the groups?’ He was unable to tell me them.”
“He says, ‘I am just talking about David Duke and the Ku Klux Klan here,’” Savannah Guthrie clarified. “And you said, ‘Honestly, I don’t know David Duke.’”
“Let me tell you, I’m sitting in a house in Florida with a very bad earpiece they gave me and you can hardly hear what he was saying, but what I heard was various groups,” Trump explained. “And I don’t mind disavowing anybody, and I disavowed David Duke, and I disavowed him the day before to a major news conference, which is surprising because [Tapper] was at the major news conference, CNN was at the major news conference, and they heard me very easily disavow David Duke.”
At that news conference, Trump said, “I disavow, okay?”
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