President Donald Trump, who has bragged about having the “world’s greatest memory,” reportedly cannot recall a March 31, 2016, meeting with his national security advisers, including George Papadopoulos.
Trump stated in November 2015: “I have the world’s greatest memory. It’s one thing everyone agrees on,” noted NBC News.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was asked today during her daily press briefing if Trump recalled Papadopoulos’ offer to connect him with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the meeting.
“No, I don’t believe he does,” Sanders stated.
Papadopoulos recently pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents about conversations with foreign officials close to the Russian government.
According to a court filing, Trump did not dismiss the idea of a future meeting with Russia’s president when Papadopoulos suggested the idea during the March 31, 2016, meeting, notes CNN.
A former aide told The New York Times that Trump listened with interest and asked Papadopoulos questions. Trump “didn’t say yes, and he didn’t say no,” according to the former aide.
Trump tweeted a picture of the meeting with Papadopoulos on March 31, 2016:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 1, 2016