President Donald Trump attempted to try and rectify the torrent of criticism directed his way on Tuesday by offering an explanation for one moment of his remarks he made during a press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier this week.
“In a key sentence in my remarks, I said the word ‘would’ instead of ‘wouldn’t,'” he said. “The sentence should have been ‘I don’t see any reason why I wouldn’t,’ or ‘why it wouldn’t be Russia.’ I said the word ‘would’ instead of ‘wouldn’t.'”
Clearly, the internet isn’t buying it.
He meant to say, "I don't see why I wouldn't be impeached."
— Matt Ruby (@mattruby) July 18, 2018
I misspoke. I meant to say I “wouldn’t” be right here waiting for you.
— Richard Marx (@richardmarx) July 18, 2018
I misspoke, I meant to say I *wouldn't* try to protect your data.
— seasonally affected server (@sadserver) July 18, 2018
Doctor: "If there are complications during surgery, do you want us to try to save your leg?
Patient Stump: "I don't see why I would."
Patient Stump: "I misspoke. I meant to say, I don't know why I wouldn't"
Doctor: "Uh…I have some bad news for you…"
— Mike Miccoli (@mike_miccoli) July 18, 2018
i meant to say i *wouldn't* walk 500 miles
— michael röbbins (@alienvsrobbins) July 18, 2018
“I meant to say I wouldn’t protect and defend the Constitution Of The United States.” pic.twitter.com/3vYtJGokcq
— WOODROW PEEL (@WoodyLuvsCoffee) July 18, 2018
i obviously meant to shout "I DON'T OBJECT" sorry that i ruined your wedding
— Alexandra Petri (@petridishes) July 17, 2018
— Jason Glashauser (@jagkeg99) July 18, 2018
I MEANT TO SAY I *WOULDN’T* PAY YOU TO MOW THE LAWN. pic.twitter.com/yNpWprUaus
— Robert McNees (@mcnees) July 17, 2018
I meant to say "I *WOULDN'T make America great again." #Whattrumpmeanttosay
— Amy (@AmyOHPhotog) July 17, 2018
Clearly nobody is convinced Trump’s excuse was the truth.