Scuzzfeed is reporting that the NY Times might have an audio recording that could damage Donald Trump.
What is it?
It’s an off the record comment that Trump supposedly made about immigration.
Legal Insurrection reported that Trump visited the editorial offices to make his pitch for the paper’s endorsement, which all the candidates do.
Gail Collins, who was there, wrote this about the visit:
The most optimistic analysis of Trump as a presidential candidate is that he just doesn’t believe in positions, except the ones you adopt for strategic purposes when you’re making a deal. So you obviously can’t explain how you’re going to deport 11 million undocumented immigrants, because it’s going to be the first bid in some future monster negotiation session.
What Gail Collins is writing here is that SHE HOPES Trump’s stance is for strategic purposes. Reread it everybody. She’s not saying that she heard Trump say anything contradictory, she saying the most “optimistic analysis” is that he doesn’t believe in his positions.
Ben Smith goes on to say:
Sources familiar with the recording and transcript — which have reached near-mythical status at the Times — tell me that the second sentence is a bit more than speculation. It reflects, instead, something Trump said about the flexibility of his hardline anti-immigration stance.
So Ben Smith heard from someone that Trump indicated that he has “flexibility” on his hardline ANTI-IMMIGRATION stance.
Get that? ANTI-IMMIGRATION. This is not about illegal-immigration, it’s about immigration.
So Trump may have flexibility in his immigration stance, and the NY Times won’t release this bombshell unless Trump agrees. Great. Let’s wait.
Now, let’s cut to Ted Cruz. And folks, this is exactly my problem with Cruz, a candidate that I will support if he wins the primary.
“Apparently there is a secret tape that the New York Times editorial board has of Donald Trump saying that he doesn’t believe what he’s saying on immigration, saying that all of his promises to secure the border are not real and if he’s president he doesn’t intend to do what he said.”
Where in Shatner’s Hairpiece did Cruz extrapolate all of this utter garbage and bullsh!t from the Buzzfeed story?
Trump doesn’t believe what he’s saying on immigration? Where is that in this story?
All of his promises to secure the border are not real? Where is that in this story?
And if he’s president he doesn’t intend to do what he said? Where is that in this story?
Where is any of what Cruz says mentioned in the NATIONAL ENQUIRER-LIKE story?
Cruz just fleshes it out, willy-nilly and fills in the massive gaps with his own fantasies.
But he’s a man of integrity.