Twitter lights up with how to use president’s ‘double negative’ defence, including advice for his predecessors
Donald Trump’s extraordinary attempt to walk back remarks made in Finland that he saw no reason to believe that Russia had interfered in the 2016 US election has been received with incredulity and amusement on the internet.
After berating reporters for not understanding he had meant the exact opposite of what he had said, Trump clarified his position on Russian meddling in the election on his return to Washington.
If it was up to me I wouldn’t impeach Trump.
Hang on…going over my transcripts here I realized I meant to say would.
That should clear everything up.#Wouldnt
Trump: “I said Mexicans are rapists. I misspoke. I meant to say they’re rakists, like they rake leaves and stuff, probably illegally, but whatever. I’ll build a wall and make them pay for it. Anyway, that’s what I meant to say – rakists, bigly.”#Wouldnt #Snark
It all makes sense now. When Trump said that Mexico “would” pay for his stupid wall, he really misspoke and meant that Mexico #wouldnt pay for the wall.
There has been a great deal of confusion over the presidents statements as of late, so we need to get it straight. To clarify, what the President meant to say was “I I did not NOT have sexual relations with that woman.” Sort of a double negative there. #POTUSclarifieds pic.twitter.com/VdzYRJxCwV
“Mr Gorbachev don’t not tear down this wall.”
In my remarks, I said the phrase “probable boating accident” instead of the word “shark.” The sentence should have been: it was a shark. So just to repeat it, I said “boating accident” instead of “shark.” I think that probably clarifies things pretty good by itself. #Wouldnt pic.twitter.com/bWrzeMhwEL
Who among us hasn’t not used accidentally on purpose what wasn’t not surely unlikely to be perhaps certainly correctly misconstrued language that didn’t sound incorrect until we misread the transcript? #doublenegative
Double negative pic.twitter.com/eM1B5uA6Tr
Link : Would or wouldn’t: how Trump’s claim he misspoke unleashed a meme-fest