The NFL has denied Donald Trump's claims that they have sent him a letter about a scheduling conflict between two of their televised games and the vice presidential and presidential election debates this September and October.
Trump griped in the interview video above from Saturday with ABC News political correspondent George Stephanopoulos, and later tweeted that the schedule has been rigged by Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party.
The first debate is slated for Sept. 26, the same night as a Monday Night Football game on ESPN. The vice presidential debate is scheduled one week later on Tuesday, Oct. 4. The third presidential debate is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 19.
Here's the thing: NFL games are only on Sundays, Mondays, and Thursday—never ever on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
It's no secret by now that Donald Trump is a huge football fan. If you didn't know already, then watch that ESPN 30 for 30 documentary Small Potatoes: Who Killed The USFL? about how he used his power as a New York City real estate juggernaut to become "The Donald" we all know today. So for the Monday mention about the debates, I guess he'd probably rather watch Falcons and the Saints (who were 8-8 and 7-9 last season, respectively, if you or he anticipates that as a "major game," mind you) both play than face off against Clinton. And by now, he's proven that he prefers to tweet salacious, accusatory statements targeting his enemies rather than show up for debates against them.
Lastly, Trump stated he turned down a meeting with billionaire industrialist Charles Koch and his political network, who plan to invoke Clinton in paid ads to voters to lend their support for GOP Senate candidates, top officials reported Saturday. But Koch, who is not supporting Trump, denies Trump's claim about these meetings were set to take place.
Maybe Trump is just channeling his inner-George Costanza from Seinfeld: "It's not a lie... if you believe it."