Trump: Weiner is 'lying'
June 2nd, 2011
09:09 AM ET
12 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. honestuck

    First the President and now the Congressman. Looks like the Donald is working his way down the totem pole. Has he reached bottom yet?

    June 2, 2011 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  2. Remmi

    Donald is correct. Yesterday he was the smartest guy in Congress and today he cannot identify his own body parts. Weiner needs to keeps his private parts in his pants and this would not have happened. Weiner confidently spew lots of venom daily and being humbled is a good laugh for most of us.

    June 2, 2011 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  3. the situation

    this coming from a guy that lied to his 1st two wives about having an affair. no one wants to listen to you Trump. Now fly away

    June 2, 2011 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  4. ingrid

    This is only a ongoing story because the press keeps asking Weiner about the pic. I do not think he posted a pic of himself on a twitter account.
    And with regards to Trumps certainty that Weiner is lying. Really? Trump has such a stellar record on knowing other people's truths. Trump just likes to hear himself talk. I used to enjoy his show but he has proven himself a low life thug with an inflated ego. CNN–please please stop doing stories that include Trump.

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

    perhaps Donald should send his "investagtors" out on the congressman and get to the bottom of it. They sure got to the bottom of the Obama birth certificate deal and made the POTUS show his real one. Then Trump can come out and say how proud he is to show the picture is in FACT that of the congressman's most private sector.

    June 2, 2011 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  6. me

    Trump should just shut up. How this Weiner thing is in his wheelhouse? Plus, Trump recently proved he's an idiot.

    June 2, 2011 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  7. JustMe

    Well I am not really sure if I believed Weiner before or not, but just by Trump saying that Weiner is lying that is enough to make me believe Weiner.

    And "public relations mastermind"? Is this CNN's assessment of Trump or his own? Sounds like it would be Trump's own. If its CNN's then shame on you for giving any credibility to the moronic, bad-hair Trumpster.

    June 2, 2011 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  8. Joe

    If anybody knows about a lying weiner, it's Trump.

    June 2, 2011 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  9. Pat in IL

    Trump just doesn't know when to keep his mouth shut. What an idiot. He knows absolutely nothing about this incident, so why in the world would he even make a comment about it? Oh, I forgot....he'll say anything to get his name in print. And he thinks he's smart???

    June 2, 2011 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  10. Russ

    Weiner could very well be lying, but, Donald I would hold off on your accusations until it's proven. But, then it is fun to see you put your foot in your mouth like you did over the birth certificate.

    June 2, 2011 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  11. Charlie from the North

    "Trump, a public relations mastermind"???????

    By what possible measure is that dolt a "public relations mastermind"?? Show me a guy who has dark skin, a name that rhymes with one of our worst enemies, a middle name that is the same as another enemy and can, with all that working against him, still be elected President of these United States and I will show you a" public relations mastermind"

    June 2, 2011 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
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