People are freaking out over a clip of Trump today saying that he would keep Common Core.
Here’s the clip:
But, if you look at it in context, it’s clear that he just misspoke. Here’s a longer clip:
This is an edit by el Scoopo himself, wherein he spliced together two different parts of the speech to show that Trump probably just slipped up.
There’s no way that he changed his mind within a few minutes – NOT EVEN Trump is that flip-floppy. But then it might be pointing to the real problem with Trump as a presidential candidate:
Sure, I believe Trump is still against Common Core. But I don't think he knows what Common Core is or how to get rid of it.
— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) February 11, 2016
I'm not gonna make a meal of the Trump gaffe on Common Core. People misspeak. But less likely when you have some clue about policy.
— Just Karl (@justkarl) February 11, 2016
El Trumpo is trying to play it off:
I was referring to the fact that Jeb Bush wants to keep common core.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 11, 2016
But that’s not quite accurate – he can’t even bring himself to admit he screwed up.
UPDATE (TRS): Here’s the full video with NO splicing in case you wanted to see it. You’ll see why I spliced it. He just goes on and on and on….between clips: