Trump Denies He Ever Told NBC’s Lester Holt He Fired Comey Over Russian Investigation

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On May 12, 2017, in front of a national TV audience, Donald J. Trump told NBC news anchor Lester Holt why he fired former FBI Director James Comey:

“In fact when I decided to just do it [fire Comey], I said to myself, I said ‘you know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story.'”

Today, that same Donald Trump (we think – unless aliens have invaded his body) tweeted to the world, “Not that it matters but I never fired James Comey because of Russia! The Corrupt Mainstream Media loves to keep pushing that narrative, but they know it is not true!”

And yes, his followers will believe him.

Meanwhile, the Twitterverse kept trying to default to the actual truth: