In Trump U. Lawsuit Deposition, Trump Can't Remember 'World's Greatest Memory' Boast

by Charlie Gile /  / Updated 
Image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses an audience at The Fox Theatre in Atlanta
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses an audience at The Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, June 15, 2016.CHRISTOPHER ALUKA BERRY / Reuters

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June 22, 201604:54

Donald Trump claims to have a world-class memory, but it certainly wasn't on display during his deposition for a lawsuit over Trump University.

"I don't remember," Trump told lawyers 35 times during his December testimony, which was released on Wednesday.

His inability to recall covered a wide range of subjects — including whether he had told NBC News' Katy Tur just a month earlier that he had the "world's Greatest memory."

Related: Amid Latest Controversy, Trump Claims 'World's Greatest Memory'

The attorney for those who claim Trump University was a scam quizzed Trump about boasts he had made about his supposedly steel-trap mind.

"You've described it as being one of the all-time great memories, right?" the attorney asked.

"I have a good memory," Trump said in a rare display of understatement.

"'One of the best in the world' is what the reporter quoted you as saying," the lawyer pressed.

"I don't remember saying that," Trump answered. "As good as my memory is, I don't remember that, but I have a good memory."

The lawsuits documents released Thursday also included a 2012 deposition in which Trump said, "I don't remember" another 24 times. Between the two depositions, he also said, "I don't recall" seven times and "can't remember" three times.

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