At former Sen. Scott Brown's "No BS Backyard BBQ" in Portsmouth, NH on Saturday, Donald Trump talks about 'dopey' Glenn Beck, who accused him of voting for President Obama on Friday night's O'Reilly Factor based on a photoshopped image from the website FakeTrumpTweets.com.
DONALD TRUMP: The reason he doesn't like me is because he didn't do my show. He asked me so many times, do my show, do my show, and I didn't do it because I don't respect him, I couldn't do it because I was so busy I couldn't do his show, just timewise, and all of a sudden enough time goes by, so he starts hitting me...
The guy goes on television last night on O'Reilly and says I voted for Barack Obama, I was on John McCain's committee, raised a tremendous amount of money for John McCain, had dinner with John McCain right before the election, and I've gotta listen to this idiot Glenn Beck say I was for Obama.
I wouldn't bring it up, most people don't even see it, but it is sort of a good thing to bring up, if you can have the experience of talking to people, because some people see something like that and they beleive it, there is no one to refute him. I like to bring it up.
Beck was on The O'Reilly Factor on Friday, where he presented a flimsy case.
Comment from Glenn Beck's Facebook page:
****10pm Saturday Update: my apologies for the misinformation. I will always lead with my mistakes. It does appear this to be fake. My fault for not checking it far enough myself. I take complete responsibility for this error.
Apparently it comes from this site: http://faketrumptweet.com/
I owe Donald Trump an apology for the error of this tweet. More importantly I owe you an apology for making the water muddy where the water is crystal clear on his record.
Update: this is a deleted tweet from the trump Twitter feed.
My researchers are split tonight on whether or not this was a hack or fake.
I want to make sure that you know from me first that the staff is split down the middle. Not enough to say real or fake at this point.
There is no denial from the campaign on this tweet. But I do not want to run anything that is not accurate.
If it is deemed a fake you will hear it from me. If it is real, the same. Until we can come to a consensus and feel comfortable I want to let you know that it is in question.
There is enough on Donald Trump to not have to make things up. (See the earlier post of him defending abortion and the New York voting difference)
I work hard to make sure we get it right as you know. After 3 years on Fox taking on the likes of the WhiteHouse and George Soros you know we do our homework and if we get it wrong we lead with our mistakes.