Donald Trump really is one weird, self-absorbed man.
According to The New York Times, Trump was “very upset” when Amanda Knox, the American accused and later cleared of a murder charge while studying abroad in Italy, did not back him in the election.
In the article, George Lombardi, a friend of the president, said Trump was “very upset” that Knox backed Hillary Clinton in the election, even though Trump very vocally professed Knox’s innocence during her trial in Italy, which ended with an acquittal in 2011.
Trump tweeted about his belief in Knox’s innocence twice in 2011, writing shortly before her verdict that “Everyone should boycott Italy if Amanda Knox is not freed—she is totally innocent” and backing her in interviews.
Everyone should boycott Italy if Amanda Knox is not freed—she is totally innocent.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2011
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2011
During the 2016 election, Knox wrote on her blog about her support for Clinton, calling Trump a “destabilizing agent” and criticizing his stance on abortion.
Here is Donald Trump talking about Amanda Knox’s innocence: