By now, those who aren’t part of the cult are very well aware of how easily Donald Trump will let a lie fly, and on the record, at that.
The only excuse for this is in the event that it’s not a lie, but some sort of organic condition with his brain, where he is rendered incapable of distinguishing fact from fiction. If that’s the case, then he should have his people lay off of attacking Hillary Clinton’s health, lest he reveal himself to be a hypocrite.
Earlier this week, in an interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, Trump addressed the issue of violence in Chicago.
Trump said in an interview Monday that he believed Chicago’s violence could be stopped using “tough police tactics,” telling Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly that he met a “top” Chicago officer who reportedly said he could “stop much of this horror show that’s going on” within a single week.
Trump added that he knows officers in Chicago who would put an end to violent crime “if they were given the authority to do it.”
Trump told O’Reilly he didn’t ask the officer for specifics on the plan because he isn’t the mayor of Chicago, but added that police would be “much tougher than they are right now.”
“I’m sure he’s got a strategy,” Trump added. “I didn’t ask him his strategy.”
Trump also claimed that he submitted the officer’s name for some sort of job.
“I sent his name in and I said, ‘you probably should hire this guy because you have nothing to lose,'” Trump said. “Look at what’s going on in Chicago, it’s horrible. This guy felt totally confident that he could stop it in a very short period of time.”
Yeah, except for that part about the Chicago Police Department saying it never happened.
“We’ve discredited this claim months ago,” CPD spokesperson Frank Giancamilli said Tuesday in a statement. “No one in the senior command at CPD has ever met with Donald Trump or a member of his campaign.”
Trump canceled and earlier planned rally in Chicago, due to concerns about violence at the rally (which never seemed to bother them before, oddly enough), after claiming a conversation with the Chicago Police Department.
For their part, the CPD say they never made any recommendations to the Trump team about canceling the rally, for any reasons.
This long, national embarrassment rolls on.