Donald Trump Misquoted ‘Apocalypse Now,’ Then Insisted He Was Right Despite Clearly Being Wrong

IndieWire | 8/17/2018 | Staff
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If you love the smell of napalm in the morning, there’s a good chance you know more about “Apocalypse Now” than Donald Trump. Not that there’s anything so terrible about only being vaguely familiar with Francis Ford Coppola’s classic Vietnam drama, but the Daily Beast reports that, during a meeting with actual Vietnam veterans last year, Trump asked whether Agent Orange was “that stuff from that movie” and derailed the meeting with his inaccurate recollection.

Those present eventually realized that “Apocalypse Now” was the movie in question and that Trump was misremembering Robert Duvall’s famous line as “I love the smell of Agent Orange in the morning”: “Trump refused to accept that he was mistaken and proceeded to say things like, ‘no, I think it’s that stuff from that movie.'”

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