Donald Trump doesn’t seem to realize that the cameras are almost always rolling, and when he says something horrible about another person, there’s likely video evidence. This is the case with Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, whom Trump called “nasty” during an interview with British tabloid The  Sun, and then he immediately took to Twitter to claim that he never said it. We have the video, and Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains why Trump thinks he can get away with these blatant lies.

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Farron Cousins:                   Shortly before his trip over to the UK this week, Donald Trump lashed out at what he calls the fake news media because according to Donald Trump, they absolutely made up a story that he called Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex Nasty. Here’s what Donald Trump tweeted out about that. He said,

“I never called Meghan Markle nasty made up by the fake news media and they got caught cold. We’ll CNN New York Times and others apologize. Doubt it.”

Wow. It really seems like those media outlets screwed it up, huh? If only there was some kind of evidence that we could look at to see whether or not Donald Trump actually did it. And in fact, there is evidence and it was tweeted out by the Trump campaign itself. And here it is.

Interviewer:                           Meghan, who’s now the duchess of Sussex. Right? We’ve given her a different name. She couldn’t make it cause she’s going maternity leave. Are you starting to see her because she wasn’t so nice about you during the campaign? I don’t know if you saw that.

Trump:                                      I don’t. I didn’t know that. No, we didn’t. No, no. I hope she’s okay. Uh, I did not know that.

Interviewer:                           Yeah. She said she’d moved to Canada. If you’ve got elected, turned out she moved to Britain.

Trump:                                      That’ll be good. A lot of people moving here. So what can I say? No, I didn’t know that she was nasty.

Farron Cousins:                   Okay, so you did say it. There it was. Do you want to watch it again? You know what? Let’s watch it again.

Interviewer:                           Meghan, who’s now the duchess of Sussex. Right? We’ve given her a different name. She couldn’t make it cause she’s going maternity leave. Are you starting to see her because she wasn’t so nice about you during the campaign? I don’t know if you saw that.

Trump:                                      I don’t. I didn’t know that. No, we didn’t. No, no. I hope she’s okay. Uh, I did not know that.

Interviewer:                           Yeah. She said she’d moved to Canada. If you’ve got elected, turned out she moved to Britain.

Trump:                                      That’ll be good. A lot of people moving here. So what can I say? No, I didn’t know that she was nasty.

Farron Cousins:                   All right, so now we’ve seen it twice. I don’t think there’s really any question at all. You said, I didn’t know she was nasty and yet here in your tweak you said made up by the fake news media and they got caught cold except for the fact that you said it and again, it’s not only bad enough that the audio is available for anybody who chooses to hear it, but that your campaign actually tweeted it out, your own campaign proved you wrong and here you are attacking what you call the fake news media for getting the story 100% correct. Now this story is actually less about Meghan Markle, less about Donald Trump’s trip to the UK and more about just who Donald Trump is as a human being and he’s an absolute pile of garbage. He thinks your stupid. That’s the point I want to drill into the heads of the MAGA hat wearers here in the United States.

He thinks your stupid video evidence exists of him doing the exact thing that he claims he did not do. He tweeted it out, said, I did not do this thing. His campaign tweeted out the video that proves he did do the thing. So the only reason he would come out and deny the basic reality of that video clip is because he thinks you’re stupid. Remember that the next time you hear this man speak, he does not think you are intelligent enough to understand when he’s lying. Even though there is plenty of evidence on nearly every single circumstance that proves that this man is incapable of telling the truth.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced