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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soundoff (61 Responses)
  1. Aaron Orlando

    Prank...? Too funny! Many a man has gotten in trouble for pranking and hacking themselves. The representative is learning what many men have learned: "NEVER Twit, facebook, text, email when you have been drinking..... pretty funny stuff though."

    June 2, 2011 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  2. Dave in SC

    Donald, we are still waiting to hear the details on those 'unbelievable' discoveries you claimed to have made about Obama.

    June 2, 2011 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  3. Indy

    Donald is the biggest liar and scammer in the country

    June 2, 2011 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  4. Shawn

    Trump is a joke. He made a total fool of himself when he was pretending to run for President - and Obama's smackdown of him is legendary - and he continues to make a fool of himself. Maybe Weiner took a "sexy" picture for his WIFE, then his account was hacked and the picture was sent to another person. That seems pretty plausible to me and he wouldn't be lying or incompetent. Right-wingers are filled with LIES LIES LIES so they don't understand that not everybody is LYING all the time. It's how they see the world.

    June 2, 2011 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  5. Cheese

    You mean 'lying like " We have found proof that Obama's BC is fake"? You mean..LIKE THAT.

    June 2, 2011 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  6. bb

    And Trump would know ALL about the lying game, wouldn't he..

    June 2, 2011 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  7. SuperD

    Weiner is a progressive peice of dung, and deserves to be kicked out of Congress. America cannot afford any super Liberal NY congressmen. He's wrong on every issue and now we know he's also a pervert.

    June 2, 2011 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  8. Dean

    I would say that Weiner is lying AND incompetent.

    June 2, 2011 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  9. Grundoon

    I do not expect him to resign or even be asked to since the democrats are not the party that has laid claim to the moral high ground, and something the GOP fails to live up to regularly. If you exhalt your superior piousness day after day after day then get busted having an affair with an aide and poaying out hish money, having inapproporate conduct with a page and trollign their dorms, cruising airports for same s3x hook-ups, regularly getting diapered by a hooker, getting a hummer in the parking lot fromsomeone other than your wife, send shirtless picks to somene other than your wife (and I could go on and on) then you are a hypocrite. If it is true that he he was doing a live intereview on camera when this tweet was sent then he didn't send it, but if he did to it this is between Wiener and his wfie and no one else.

    June 2, 2011 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  10. Rudy NYC

    So what if it turns out to be picture of Weiner. He had it stored in a "cloud" somewhere because he may have sent it to his wife once upon a time. Who is represented in the picture is irrelevant to the actual matter at hand. The picture could have been a still taken from a porn video and the pertinent questions would be the same. Who sent the message.

    June 2, 2011 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  11. MarkA

    Why do we care what Trump thinks?

    June 2, 2011 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  12. Len

    CNN: Why do you give this person attention. Haven't you learned from the "Birther fiasco".....He is worthless, just like Sarah Palin.
    Report the important news......Why is the stock market having problems, because the GOP will not extend the Debt Ceiling. Unfortunately, the American people who voted for the GOP and Tea Party last fall are not very intelligient because we are all getting hammered by the GOP policies and stupidity.....

    June 2, 2011 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  13. The Elephant In the Room

    I hope the Congressman sues Trump for slander and Eric Holder could find a way to "fast track" the civil suit. [Unfortunately, he can`t.]

    The Congressman hasn`t wanted to encourage the silliness around this entire incident [for which I respect him] so he may not do it.

    June 2, 2011 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  14. Randy, San Francisco

    Hard to decide who is more pathetic...Trump or Palin? The GOP/Tea Party message is drowned out by their own clowns, jesters, liars, quacks, and dirty tricksters. Can anyone listen to the GOP/Tea Party Congressional leadership in all this fog of noise generated by Trump and Palin?

    June 2, 2011 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  15. Oldie in TampaBay

    ROFL ... as I've said b4 & will say again ... he LOVES to hear himself talk! Doesn't he realize NO ONE cares what he thinks?

    June 2, 2011 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  16. Mark from Louisiana

    Why do the liberal media ignore the fact that weiner was following and tweeting with Ginger Lee a porn star/stripper?
    I guess that's what George Soros pays them to do.

    June 2, 2011 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  17. Dem

    Trump is one of the biggest con-artist of the "Century". Remember when he Rented one of his "Lavish" palaces to Momar Kaddaffy? He new Momar was the mastermind behind killing hundreds on Pan-Am!!!!! The guy is a monster,my God?

    June 2, 2011 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  18. Mark from Louisiana

    A sultry adult-film actress who got a private Twitter message from New York's randy representative happily returned the favor - openly gushing over her "Mr. Sexy Congressman" in a slew of blog posts.

    "I want to have sexual relations with Anthony Weiner," Ginger Lee wrote in a March 1 post.

    On March 13, after Weiner sent her a private message, Lee wrote: "you know it's a good day when you wake up to a [direct message] from @RepWeiner."

    By May, Lee posted that she had "Weinermania!" and uploaded a picture of the lawmaker - with a crayon heart framing his face - and the words: "You're the only Weiner I need."

    "'Is it too early in the day for me to start doing Anthony Weiner love?" Lee mused on May 25.

    Two days later - just as news that a crotch shot was sent from Weiner's Twitter account to a coed in Washington - Lee posted, "Whoa. I get a dose of Anthony Weiner live before I go to work tonight. Weiner before work, me likey."

    June 2, 2011 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  19. Jeff in Virginia

    Who cares what DONALD TRUMP has to say about this NON ISSUE? CNN is now a tabloid.

    June 2, 2011 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  20. wishing

    Probably wasn't born in the U.S. either, right Donald?

    June 2, 2011 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  21. Ron

    How is Donald Rump so certain about this did he have investigators looking into this also and what qualifies him to be an expert on Weiner's weiner....hmmmm...

    June 2, 2011 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  22. Quirkydude

    Donald.... You eat pizza with a FORK. That gets you an automatic FAIL.

    June 2, 2011 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  23. Doc

    Enough already! If you want to go after Weiner, fine. Do your job, research and report the story with quotes from qualified sources. But my God, when are the media going to stop sticking microphones in that a__hat's face? Trump's got no more knowledge of Weiner's situation than he has of yours or mine. And frankly, anyone who loses money owning casinos has little room to call anyone else incompetent. If I was the president of the network entertainment division, I would remind the president of the news division that advertising is for sale, not to be given away to jackholes like Donald Trump who can't keep to their own business.

    June 2, 2011 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  24. jack

    If anyone would know about lying, it would be Donald Bieber, one of the most self serving persons around. And the fact that he and another loser had pizza is far from news. As Arnold says"a couple of girly men"

    June 2, 2011 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  25. mb2010a

    It was obviously Breitbart and his crew of slime balls. Weiner has consulted a law firm in order to sue Breitbart and crew. He knows the picture is not of him and is saving the info for the lawsuit. BTW, almost all of the Congressmen and Senators have Facebook and Twitter accounts to communicate with their constituents directly, so nothing new there. I will continue to support the good Congressman's innocence, until proven otherwise. Obama 2012...

    June 2, 2011 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
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