Former Sen. Tom Coburn is angry about being quoted in the latest Donald Trump attack on Ted Cruz.
Coburn called the quote an “absolute fabrication.”
As part of his never-ending criticism of Cruz, Trump’s Twitter feed retweeted and pushed a quote ostensibly from Coburn criticizing Cruz as “one of the most dishonest people” in Washington. Coburn never said this.
During a phone interview with the Washington Examiner, the former Oklahoma senator fired back at Trump.
“It’s an absolute fabrication. I’ve never said that, period,” Coburn told the Examiner. “It’s unfortunate he would use my name to say something dishonest. It’s a total fabrication.”
“To me, it’s more of loose play with the truth and loose play with the words,” Coburn said.
Trump retweeted his social media director Dan Scavino, in turn quoting Coburn talking about the Texas senator. “He is, without a doubt, one of the most dishonest people in D.C.,” read the quote Scavino attributed to Coburn. However, the quote appears to come directly from progressive website ForwardProgressives.com and writer Allen Clifton, who used the exact language to describe Cruz.
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