This Old Trump Interview Did Not Age Well: ‘Nobody Knows More About Campaign Finance Than I Do’

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President Donald Trump is in hot water after his former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty to violating campaign finance laws during the president’s 2016 campaign.

Trump is blaming all the decisions made on Cohen, claiming that he just acted on the advice of his lawyer.

But previous documents and interviews uncovered this week show that Trump has been boasting about his knowledge of campaign finance laws for decades.

The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that Trump made sworn statements that he had a deep understanding of campaign finance laws back in 2000.

CNN host Don Lemon spoke about the report on his show Wednesday night but brought back an old clip from the past to back up the report.

“[Investigators] could also just listen to Trump in his own words talking to Larry King,” he said.

In a 1999 interview with King, Trump talked about a possible presidential run.

“I wouldn’t run if I didn’t think I could win the election,” he said. “I wouldn’t run just to get 21 percent of the vote and say, ‘I got more votes than anybody.’ It wouldn’t do it for me.”

Trump was then asked about campaign finance reform, and Trump responded by bragging about his knowledge on the issue.

“I think nobody knows more about campaign finance than I do because I’m the biggest contributor,” he said, adding that reform is a “very complex thing”. He then went on to say how senators “loved” him for donating to their campaigns.

Watch the video below:

“Ruh-roh,” Lemon joked after playing the old clip. “Sounds like Donald Trump knows plenty about campaign finance, a fact that can certainly backfire on him. There’s always a tape or a tweet for everything, did you notice that?”

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Rocky Drummond
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“Sounds like Donald Trump knows plenty about campaign finance”

Just because one donated money, even big league money, to campaigns doesn’t one an expert on campaign financing.

Phyllis Softa
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We do not need additional examples of lies. We are way past deciding if DJT lies. What the majority of the American people want is to know WHY all the lies.

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