When it comes to lying on behalf of Donald Trump, there really is no level to which his surrogates will not stoop.
Take Rep. Chris Collins, Trump's co-Chair of the House Leadership Committee, who actually told CNN's Chris Cuomo -- with a straight face -- that there was no evidence Donald Trump actually fat-shamed Alicia Machado.
Since Monday's first presidential debate, the Trump camp has been on damage control. They were hit especially hard by Hillary Clinton over Trump's horrible treatment of the former Miss Universe winner.
His treatment then is on video, but then he doubled down on it this week. There's no denying it. Except if you're a Trump surrogate!
Yep, elected Representative (let that sink in) Chris Collins came up with some new twists trying to defend Trump's horrific behavior.
After Rep. Luis Gutierrez likened Trump's treatment of Ms. Machado to his comments about Megyn Kelly and Carly Fiorina, host Chris Cuomo asked Rep. Collins, "He could have said, look, that was a long time ago and shouldn't have said it. I wish her well." This would have been over. Instead, he doubles down and goes on television and says, hey, she gained a lot of weight, man. That's how it is. He basically makes it worse, why?"
Rep. Collins started out by attacking Hillary Clinton and said, "I think you have to step back and see the desperation in the Clinton campaign that she's bringing issues like this up from 20 years ago..."
Trump has been attacking Hillary for issues and policies her husband, then President Bill Clinton, did over twenty years ago, but hey, who's counting, right?
And as most Trump surrogates do, they make stuff up to deflect from the real issue.
Collins continued, "...which, by the way, there's no indication that Mr. Trump actually said the things that have been reported that he said."
Yes, there is. Trump went on Fox and Friends and doubled down on his previous insulting remarks.
Cuomo cut in, "He didn't deny saying them."
Rep. Collins replied, "There's no, there's no indication that he did. The points are --"
Cuomo said, "But he's never denied it. He denies things, Congressman. He hasn't. He doubled down."
Rep. Collins then blamed Hillary for bringing up the issue, "It's the way that Hillary Clinton brings things up."
How is that exactly?
When Trump tried to smear Clinton Monday night, as not looking presidential and not having the "stamina" to be president, she clobbered him over the head with his past treatment of women.
Rep. Collins then said, "She can't talk about trade. She can't talk about the defense against ISIS. so, she brings up issues like this, which are not the important issues. We need jobs. We need to move this country forward and it just showed the desperation and the debate as how she brought something like this up from left field."
Hillary and Donald talked for over ninety minutes on many topics, including trade and ISIS.
The idea that how women are treated in public and in the workplace is not an important issue in this election? Trump is going to find out on November 8 that it matters.
Character issues are important in any political election. And Trump doesn't have the character, temperament, or willingness to learn anything, in order to be President.
That the "Trump never said that" brigade can deny the video in front of them? Shows how desperate they are.