Flip-Flops

Subject (date added or updated)
Bannon – Did Not Know Steve Bannon (4/13/17)
Clintons (2/26/17)
Cruz – Will Not Accept Cruz’s Endorsement (3/27/17)
Electoral College – is a Disaster (2/26/17)
Law Suits – Does Settle Cases When Right (2/26/17)
New York Times – a Laughingstock Rag (2/26/17)
Obama – Worst and Most Ignorant (2/26/17)
People at Rallies Are Not Violent (2/26/17)
Putin – Does Not Know Him (2/26/17)
Streep – Excellent Actress and Fine Person (2/26/17)
US Intelligence – Does Not Trust (2/26/17)


Bannon – Did Not Know Steve Bannon
I didn’t know Steve [Bannon]. “I like Steve, but you have to remember he was not involved in my campaign until very late. I had already beaten all the senators and all the governors, and I didn’t know Steve.” (4/11/17, interview with NY Post) link
Bannon – Have Known Steve Bannon for Many Years
I have known Steve [Bannon] for many years. “I have known Steve and Kellyanne both for many years. They are extremely capable, highly qualified people who love to win and know how to win. I believe we’re adding some of the best talents in politics, with the experience and expertise needed to defeat Hillary Clinton in November and continue to share my message and vision to Make America Great Again. I am committed to doing whatever it takes to win this election.” (8/17/16, statement on the official Trump campaign website) link


Clintons


Cruz – Will Not Accept Cruz’s Endorsement
I will not accept it. “Again, I don’t want [Cruz’s] endorsement. If he gives it, I will not accept it. Just so you understand. I will not accept it. It won’t matter.” (7/22/16, Cleveland, speech to Republican National Convention volunteers) link
Cruz – Honored by Cruz’s Endorsement
Greatly honored by the endorsement of Senator Cruz. “I am greatly honored by the endorsement of Senator Cruz. We have fought the battle and he was a tough and brilliant opponent. I look forward to working with him for many years to come in order to make America great again.” (9/23/16, statement released by Trump) link


Electoral College – is a Disaster
More votes equals a loss… “More votes equals a loss…revolution!”link
Phony electoral college… “The phony electoral college made a laughing stock out of our nation. The loser one [sic]!”link
Should have a revolution… “He lost the popular vote by a lot and won the election. We should have a revolution in this country!”link
Disaster for democracy. “The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy.”
(11/6-7/12, Donald Trump on Twitter) link
I would rather see…simple votes. “I would rather see it where you went with simple votes. You know, you get 100 million votes and somebody else gets 90 million votes and you win.” (11/13/16, “60 Minutes”) link
Never a fan… “I was never a fan of the Electoral College until now.” (11/23/16, New York Times interview) link
Electoral College – is Genius
Electoral College actually genius… “The Electoral College is actually genius in that it brings all states, including the smaller ones, into play. Campaigning is much different! (11/15/16, Trump on Twitter) link


Law Suits – Does Not Settle Cases When Right
I don’t want to settle cases when we’re right. “I could have settled this case numerous times, but I don’t want to settle cases when we’re right. I don’t believe in it. And when you start settling cases, you know what happens? Everybody sues you because you get known as a settler. One thing about me, I am not known as a settler.” (5/27/16, San Diego, CA) link
Settles Case for $25 million
$25 million settlement agreement… “Today’s $25 million settlement agreement is a stunning reversal by Donald Trump and a major victory for the over 6,000 victims of his fraudulent university.” (11/18/16, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman) link


New York Times – a Laughingstock Rag
Laughingstock rag. “The failing @nytimes has gone nuts that Crooked Hillary is doing so badly. They are willing to say anything, has become a laughingstock rag!” (9-17-16, Twitter) link
No longer a credible source… “Wow, the failing @nytimes has not reported properly on Crooked’s FBI release. They are at the back of the pack – no longer a credible source” (9/4/16, Twitter) link
One of the worst… “The failing @nytimes is truly one of the worst newspapers. They knowingly write lies and never even call to fact check. Really bad people!” (3/13/16. Twitter) link
Incompetent! “So, since the people at the @nytimes have made all bad decisions over the last decade, why do people care what they write. Incompetent!” (11/25/15, Twitter) link
New York Times – Very Special and a Great American Jewel
Tremendous respect…very special. “I have great respect for the New York Times, tremendous respect. It is very special. Always has been very special.” (11/23/16, New York Times interview) link
Great American jewel. “The Times is, it’s a great, great American jewel. A world jewel.” (11/23/16, New York Times interview) link


Obama – Worst and Most Ignorant
Worst president… “President Obama will go down as perhaps the worst president in the history of the United States!” (8/2/16, Twitter) link
Most ignorant president… “I think president Obama has been the most ignorant president in our history…He has been a disaster as a president. He will go down as one of the worst presidents in the history of our country. It is a mess.” (7/27/16, press conference in Florida) link
Really Like Obama and Give Him Tremendous Credit
Really like him. “I really like him. We have really good chemistry together. We talk. He loves the country. He wants to do right by the country and for the country…I really, I do like him. I love getting his ideas.” (12/7/16, Today Show) link
Give him tremendous credit. “There’s something about [Obama]I do like. I’m embarrassed to admit it. I give him a lot of credit. It’s very unique and very hard to do and I give him tremendous credit. He became a two-term president of the United States. He’s got some quality going.” (7/30/16, Maureen Dowd interview) link


People at Rallies are not Violent
No violence… “There’s no violence, there’s love fests; these are love fests. It’s a little disruption, but there’s no violence.” (3/14/16, Hickory, NC) link
People at Rallies were Violent
People were vicious, violent… “You people were vicious, violent, screaming, ‘Where’s the wall? We want the wall!’ Screaming, ‘Prison! Lock her up!’ I mean, you are going crazy. I mean, you were nasty and mean and vicious and you wanted to win, right? “But now, you’re cool and you’re not nearly as vicious or violent, right? Because we won, right? You’re basking in the glory of victory.” (12/16/16, Orlando, FL Thank You Tour) link


Putin – Does Not Know Him
I don’t know Putin… “I don’t know Putin, have no deals in Russia, and the haters are going crazy” (2/7/17, Twitter @RealDonaldTrump) link
Putin – Has a Relationship with Him
I do have a relationship with him… “I do have a relationship and I can tell you that he’s very interested in what we’re doing here today. He’s probably very interested in what you and I are saying today, and I’m sure he’s going to be seeing it in some form. But I do have relationship with him and I think it’s very interesting to see what is happening. Look, he has done a very brilliant job, in terms of the what he represents and who he is representing.” (November 2013, interview with Thomas Roberts, MSNBC) link


Streep – Excellent Actress and Fine Person
Streep is excellent. Q. Any actress that you love? A. “Meryl Streep is excellent; she’s a fine person, too.” (8/19/15, Hollywood Reporter) link
Streep – Overrated Actress
Overrated… “Meryl Streep, one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood, doesn’t know me but attacked last night at the Golden Globes.” (1/9/17, Twitter) link


U.S. Intelligence – Does Not Trust
I won’t use them… During an interview with Fox News set to air Wednesday night, Trump was asked if he trusts U.S. intelligence. “Not so much from the people that have been doing it for our country. Look what’s happened over the last 10 years. Look what’s happened over the years. It’s been catastrophic…I won’t use them because they’ve made such bad decisions.” (8/17/16, Fox News Interview) link
Big Fan of “Intelligence”
Big fan. “The dishonest media likes saying that I am in Agreement with Julian Assange – wrong. I simply state what he states, it is for the people….to make up their own minds as to the truth. The media lies to make it look like I am against “Intelligence” when in fact I am a big fan!” (1/5/17, Twitter) link

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