What a difference six years makes.
Although Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort was recently searched by FBI agents looking for classified documents, including secrets related to nuclear weapons, that he took from the White House, he once had a stronger appreciation of national security.
Or so he says.
A resurfaced clip from August 2016 shows Trump as a presidential candidate vowing to make enforcing laws around classified information a priority.
“In my administration, I’m going to enforce all laws concerning the protection of classified information,” he said in a clip rediscovered by CNN journalist Andrew Kaczynski.
Considering that Trump was reportedly keeping boxes of top-secret documents he took in a storage room at Mar-a-Lago and dubiously claimed his “standing order” automatically “declassified” anything he took out of the White House, it’s no wonder that many Twitter users had thoughts.
And, of course, some commented using the three snarkiest words on social media: “this aged well.”
It's like a game of Clue except he tells us the crimes he plans to commit in advance https://t.co/GXUEK1JpKp
— Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) August 15, 2022
Boy, if they can find that guy and get him to testify against Donald Trump, it will be devastating. https://t.co/3LqnlUeDlq
— Ed Bott (@edbott) August 15, 2022
Stuff you promise while you’re still dating
— Shachar Bar-On (@shachar_baron) August 15, 2022
Claim of the moment: "No one will be above the law." https://t.co/YpRizZ2DTo
— Mike Elgan (@MikeElgan) August 15, 2022
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.