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Trump's Lawyers Claiming He Had No Income From Russia "With A Few Exceptions" Backfired Into A Meme

"I did everything the syllabus asked me to do, with few exceptions."

Posted on May 12, 2017, at 12:48 p.m. ET

In a letter sent to Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, lawyers representing Trump allege the president's tax returns from the last 10 years show no "income of any type from Russian sources" — "with a few exceptions."

Letter from Trump's lawyer denying he has Russian investments or debt — "with a few exceptions" (note: we can't ver… https://t.co/9RF8j1yRkz

Trump told NBC's Lester Holt in their sit-down interview Thursday that he sent the letter to Graham, and added, "I have nothing to do with Russia."

Like his lawyers, the president did mention the sale of a property in Florida to a Russian billionaire, as well the Miss Universe pageant he held in Moscow, but he maintained that he has "no investments in Russia, none whatsoever."

🚨 But until the president releases his tax returns, there is no way to independently verify these claims. 🚨

Many were skeptical of the claims — a 2008 interview with Donald Trump Jr. boasting about Russian business, for instance, stands in contrast to the president's comments — so the lawyers' "with a few exceptions" line quickly became a trolly meme.

"I did not have sexual relations with that woman," with few exceptions. https://t.co/SxxfQvCsdP

Fox does not cancel beloved TV shows #withfewexceptions

People then realized "with few exceptions" is a pretty nifty way to say whatever you want, and also cover all your bases.

him: how many partners have you had? me: i am a virgin with few exceptions

"I'm the best looking man in the history of the world, with few exceptions."

@zmhoffman I'm the best looking man in the history of the world, with few exceptions....

"I have never driven my car to a park to eat lunch alone on a workday, with few exceptions."

i have never driven my car to a park to eat lunch alone on a workday, with few exceptions

"I observe a 'rigorous diet and exercise plan,' with few exceptions."

I observe "a rigorous diet and exercise plan," with few exceptions. https://t.co/PQfZqUL1UO

"I've never been or done anything remotely gay, with few exceptions."

I've never been or done anything remotely gay, with few exceptions https://t.co/ga41Ur2GoT

It's a great way to present yourself on your resume, tbh. Or just to present your best, aspirational self.

I have never, for no reason at all, been stopped by an officer of the law of any type. With few exceptions.

@AP I've never had a drop of alcohol in my life, with few exceptions.

in college i made great life decisions with a few exceptions https://t.co/ARnxoXbOji

BREAKING: For the entirety of my life, I have never shit the bed, with few exceptions. https://t.co/IDKAu4rNz9

And wipe your hands completely clean.

I swear I never left the Keurig reservoir empty baby, with few exceptions.

Try it on your employer or educator next time and let us know how it goes!

I did everything the syllabus asked me to do, with few exceptions.

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