Local TV Station Exposes Trump’s ‘Never Coming Back’ Lie

Minnesota TV station debunks Trump's claim with 2020 footage

by Zain ul Abedin
Local TV Station Exposes Trump’s ‘Never Coming Back’ Lie
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A Minnesota TV station has uncovered yet another falsehood from former President Donald Trump, presenting undeniable evidence to refute his latest claim. In a segment that aired last week and has since gone viral on social media, KSTP’s Tom Hauser confronted Trump about his vow in 2020 to “never come back to Minnesota” if he lost the state to President Joe Biden in that year's election.

This statement was made during a rally in Duluth in September 2020. At the event, Trump boldly declared, “If I lose Minnesota, I’m never coming back, I don’t care. I’m never coming back”. Fast-forward to 2024.

During an appearance at the state GOP’s Lincoln Day fundraiser, Hauser posed a pointed question to Trump: “Is this a signal that you think you have a realistic chance to win the state of Minnesota in 2024?” Trump, now the presumptive GOP nominee, responded, “Well, I never said I’d never come back.

I never even thought of that”.

Contradictory Claims Exposed

The former president went on to assert that he believes he won Minnesota “easily” in the 2020 election, despite losing the state to Biden by more than seven percentage points.

To highlight the discrepancy in Trump’s statements, KSTP cut to footage of Trump’s 2020 rally in Duluth, where he made his bold declaration about never returning to Minnesota if he lost. While Hauser acknowledged that Trump’s 2020 remark might have been made in jest, the contrasting statements underscore a pattern of false claims from the former president.

This incident adds to a growing list of misleading assertions that have marked Trump’s political career. Trump's return to Minnesota and his contradictory statements have reignited discussions about his credibility and the accuracy of his public remarks.

As the 2024 election approaches, such instances may play a significant role in shaping voter perceptions and influencing the political landscape.