Tuesday, January 8, 2019

King of B*llsh*t

Trump says that his predecessors secretly confided in him that they should have built the wall themselves.

The only problem is that all of the living presidents say that’s a lie.

Jimmy Carter said that he never had such a conversation with Mr. Trump, making him the last of the veterans of the Oval Office to dispute the assertion. “I have not discussed the border wall with President Trump and do not support him on the issue,” Mr. Carter said in a statement.

Aides to the other living presidents — Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama — have likewise denied Trump’s claim.

Former President George Bush, who died in November, did not have any discussion with the current president about issues, according to people close to him.

This is hardly the first time Mr. Trump has invented conversations that never happened. In 2017, he publicly claimed that the head of the Boy Scouts called him to praise a speech as the best ever given to the organization.

He also invented a whopper that the president of Mexico had called him to say that Trump’s enforcement efforts at the border were deterring Central Americans from crossing into Mexico.

After both the Boy Scouts leader and President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico denied making such calls, the White House acknowledged that the calls never happened.

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