Trump: Weiner is 'lying'
June 2nd, 2011
09:09 AM ET
7 years ago

Trump: Weiner is 'lying'

(CNN) - Donald Trump weighed in on "Weinergate" Wednesday, saying New York Rep. Anthony Weiner is either “incompetent” or “lying.”

“He obviously knows it’s him and the way he’s handled it is either lying or incompetent,” Trump said on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight.” “It was him because otherwise he would have said it wasn’t me … who would not know if that rather terrible position was or wasn’t taken?”

A lewd picture was sent from the Democratic lawmaker’s Twitter account to a student in Seattle, Washington last week. Weiner said his account was hacked and that he did not send the picture. The scandal remains in the spotlight while he refuses to say if the picture is him.

“Photographs can be manipulated. Photographs can be taken up from one place and put in another place. Photos can be doctored,” Weiner told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Wednesday. “It certainly doesn’t look familiar to me, but I don’t want to say with certitude to you something that I don’t now to be the certain truth.”

Trump, a public relations mastermind, said Weiner has handled the situation “horribly.”

“I think he’s made what could have been a small story into a very, very big story,” Trump said.

The real estate mogul made his own news this week when he met and ate pizza with potential 2012 presidential candidate Sarah Palin Tuesday in New York.

After the meeting Trump, who previously decided against a bid for the White House, said he would like Palin to run for president. But he told Morgan the former Alaska governor has not made up her mind.

“I think in her own mind, she’s just not sure yet,” Trump said. “But she’s certainly got a following. And people like her. And I like her.”

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  1. Redleg

    Looking at Trump's personal, business and political record he would be a subject matter expert on lying and incompetence

    June 2, 2011 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  2. Larry

    This from an expert on lying.

    June 2, 2011 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  3. I was fooled by Republican's in 2010 , I will never vote for the lying weasels again !

    Seriously , Trump go away already ! You lied to all of us about your intentions ! Go away moron , your 15 minutes are up ! Time for you to go back to swindling people ! The one thing you are truly good at !

    June 2, 2011 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  4. Seattle Sue

    And Trump certainly knows all about lying.

    June 2, 2011 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  5. Rudy NYC

    Not this guy again. He is entitled to be judgemental once again. I am not stopping him. One little known fact about this 'tweet' is the fact that it was sent while the Congressman was conducting a live television interview. It appears that such a thing is surprisingly easy to forge. And, you must question the veracity of the incident when it was "discovered" by an individual with a history of elecronic hanky-panky.

    June 2, 2011 09:21 am at 9:21 am |

    I think "The Orange Julius" is spot on – ITS DEFINITELY WEINER'S WEINER.

    June 2, 2011 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  7. Sick of it all

    Why do you continue to give this snake oil salesman publicity? Seriously 'Mr.' Trump – slink back under the rock you crawled out from under in the 1980's and stay. We don't need your kind around to sully up our society.

    June 2, 2011 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  8. Mr Question

    Why does this article devolve into a question of Sarah Palin running for president? Off topic much, CNN?

    June 2, 2011 09:27 am at 9:27 am |
  9. Truthman

    And Donald Trump is honest? And Donald Trump kept his weiner in his pants? Most sensible people, if they were the Donald, would never open their mouths about the integrity or morality of others. The Donald admitted to screwing Gaddafhi. Could he define the word "screw" for us? Either he behaved without integrity or without morality. I'd like to see the long handwritten version of the certificate on that one. Trump, you're fired, but then you'd never get hired!

    June 2, 2011 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
  10. Lost in Texas FOREVER

    I thought in order to call a person a liar you had to have proof of it. Kind of like Trump had proof the birth certificate wasn't there.

    June 2, 2011 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  11. Ronnie

    I am so tired of listening to Trump's opinions being reported as news. If I wanted to hear what he had to say I would watch his TV show.Please, media, stop covering this joke of a man. His wife has to listen to him at the dinner table, we don't.

    June 2, 2011 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  12. Joan

    It takes one to know one. Trump lied about going to run for president, that President Obama's birth certificate was missing, that his "investigator" had found lots of interesting information, that he would present his financial statements if President Obama showed the long form and about his great business record (he's gone bankrupt several times). Well President Obama called his bluff big time so now Trump needs to keep his word and show the financial records or else he was lying.

    June 2, 2011 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  13. Jim

    Maybe Weiner is just playing Rope-a-Dope; like Obama did to Trump on the birth certificate. Why does the media continue to report the opinions of this reality TV actor?

    June 2, 2011 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  14. Ernie

    I have to go with what Donald Trumps is speculating. The more Anthony Weiner talks about the twitter picture the deeper his is digging himself into a hole. When all is said and done Rep. Anthony Weiner will resign from congress in disgrace. What he should have done was not say anything and find out on his own who the picture came about. Second he should have never created a "twitter account". Good Senators, and Congressment/women never draw attention to themselves because they know how the press will make a mountain out of a mole hill. The Democratic Committee is going to have a close door meeting with Anthony Weiner and they are going to give him a choice "either get rid of all the attention or resign one or the other" it will probably be "resign".

    June 2, 2011 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  15. Eric

    Trump sent a team & you won't believe what they found, it's absolutely utterly unbelievably shocking!

    June 2, 2011 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  16. Rudy NYC

    I guess we now know what will be coming next from Mayor Palin.

    June 2, 2011 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  17. Madtown

    LOL!! I have never laughed so much at politics as I have in the last few weeks. Between this buffoon and Palin, who needs sitcoms? Trump calling anyone else a liar is hysterically funny!

    June 2, 2011 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  18. Sgt. Joe.

    Donald, your credibility is in the crap house; most of us could care less about your baseless opinions. Keep hanging w/Sarah, you two are quite the pair; not sure which is worse.

    June 2, 2011 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  19. Ranterdon

    Weiner was asked "have you ever taken a photo like this of yourself?"

    It's a simple yes or no answer....he's hired a private law firm to investigate... why? because he can't ask the FBI as they might report that he has made a false claim...this story is NOT about's about Weiner..

    June 2, 2011 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  20. XWngLady

    ROTFL!...Is Donald Trump actually opening his mouth to accuse someone else of LYING? ... Mr. Trump, every time you filed for bankruptcy, you lied. Every time you said that you'd release your financial records, you lied. And everytime you pull that ridiculous COMBOVER across your skull...YOU LIE! But hey, keep it coming. It gives us plenty of comic relief.

    June 2, 2011 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  21. Florida Joe

    Well if anyone knows about lying it would be Trump.........You are pathetic, who eats pizza with a knife and fork...MAN UP

    June 2, 2011 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  22. GI Joe

    He had pizza with Palin, so now he knows EVERYTHING.

    June 2, 2011 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  23. Rudy NYC

    The question of who is represented in the picture is irrelevant. The real question is who sent the picture. The Congressman's Facebook account was hacked two weeks ago requiring a password change. The picture also appears to have been created by a device that Rep. Weiner does not own. And, we still have the mystery of how it was so conveniently and quickly discovered by Breitbart.

    June 2, 2011 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  24. Dude

    yeah, and the President isn't American. LOL. Go home Donny boy.

    June 2, 2011 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  25. John

    You know Donald Trump I,m so trier of hearing you say that you know Everything about everybody. Well let me tell you something you are a IDIOT and you lies. You say back when you wanted President Obama to show the Long form ,you would show how much Taxes you pay. And you didn't. You all so say you had people In Hawaii to find out stuff about President Obama, and we all know you LIE about that too. Because CNN did week after you say your people were there and CNN find the true In days. So If you are not going to tell the truth ,than just don' say anything. And I all so think If your dad didn't leave you all that money ,you would be Broke now. Because any body that file Bankrupt 8 times and 5times on the same thing can't be very bright.

    June 2, 2011 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
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