The election is creeping closer and closer, and though Donald Trump is behind in virtually every real, scientific poll, there is a chance he could still win. In recognition of this statistical possibility, here is a friendly reminder of Donald Trump’s chronic trouble with the truth.
In movie script form (for dramatic effect), this is a 4/7/93 transcript from a deposition of one of Trump’s bankruptcy proceedings during the 90s.
In it, one of Trump’s lawyers, Patrick T. McGhan, explained that it was standard practice to always meet Trump with another lawyer present in order to better prevent Trump from lying. How presidential!
Enjoy (emphasis mine):
Q: You had a meeting on June 16, 1990?
A: Right. Same identical entry. Right. Okay. For three quarters of an hour with Donald, right.
Q: Did Mr. Miller always do everything together with you when he was active in this case?
A: Not everything, but we—it’s always been our practice to make sure two people are present, and we don’t have a problem of people lying.
Q: You are meeting with your client?
A: That’s right. Our client. Hey, Trump is a leader in the field of expert—he’s an expert at interpreting things. Let’s put it that way.
Q: That’s interestingly put. As I recall in your letter to Mr. Descantis, which we marked yesterday, you indicated the policy of your office was to have two attorneys present for meeting with public officials?
Q: Here you are meeting with your client?
A: That’s right.
Q: Was it necessary for both you and Mr. Miller to always attend the meeting —
A: We always do that.
A: We tried to do it with Donald always if we could because Donald says certain things and then has a lack of memory.
Is this the kind of president you want?
Picture courtesy of Marc Nozell.