Quoth Cheeto Mussolini:

Why lie about something like that?

In 1999, Trump switched to the Reform Party and ran a presidential exploratory campaign for its nomination.

Trump sought the Reform Party’s 2000 presidential nomination, but dropped out early. Maybe he figured that Pat Buchanan would beat him like a drum (he did spend the next 16 years trying to become, um, Pat Buchana), or maybe there was some other reason, but 2016 was not his “first try.”

Imported from the original KN@PPSTER