Trump vs. Trump: MTP Chronicles the Donald’s History of Mitt Romney-esque Flip Flops


In the 2012 presidential campaign, Republican nominee Mitt Romney seemed to set a world record for prevaricating and flip-flopping. In the 2016 GOP cycle, Donald Trump has emerged from the pack by portraying himself as a tell-it-like-it-is straight shooter. However, a look at the facts reveals that the Donald is just following a page from Romney’s lying, flip-flopping playbook. Politifact has nailed Trump on his lies about immigration and just about everything else — the right-leaning site found that, as of July 14, 2015, zero (0) of Trump’s recent statements were true. And now NBC’s “Meet the Press” — yes, MTP — has put together a reel of Trump’s flip flops that might even make the Mittster blush. has the low lights:

Trump on Clinton

2015: “I think Hillary would be a terrible president. She was the worst secretary of state in the history of our nation. Why would she be a good president?”

2012: “Hillary Clinton, I think, is a terrific woman.… I just like her. I like her, and I like her husband.”

Trump on Obama

2015: “Some people would say he’s incompetent. I would not say that. Eh, yes, I would.”

2010: “I think [former Secretary of the Treasury] Tim Geithner has done a good job. I think that the whole group has really done a good job. When you look at what’s happened, at least we have an economy. You wouldn’t have had an economy had they not come up with some very drastic steps two years ago.”

Trump on health care

2015: “I’m almost more disappointed with the Republicans. … They have to toughen up on Obamacare, which is a total lie, and which is a total and complete disaster.”

1999: “Liberal on health care. We have to take care of people that are sick. … I like universal. We have to take care. There’s nothing else. What’s the country all about if we’re not going to take care of our sick?”

Trump on taxes

2015: “Let me tell you, everybody wants to pay as little as possible — including Warren Buffett, by the way, just by what he says. And somebody said, ‘What’s your tax rate?’ I don’t know. I pay as little as possible.”

1999: “I would tax people of wealth — of great wealth, people over $10 million — by 14.25 percent.”

Trump on abortion

2015: “I’m very pro-life, and feel strongly about it.”

1999: “I’m very pro-choice. I hate the concept of abortion. I hate it. I hate everything it stands for. I cringe when I listen to people debating the subject. But, still, I just believe in choice.”

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