Saturday, January 5, 2019

Another Lie: Trump Says Former Presidents Wish They'd Built 'The Wall'

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Donald Trump told reporters on Friday that former presidents have shared with him privately that they wish they had built a wall along the Mexican border.

“This should have been done by all of the presidents that preceded me and they all know it," Trump said. "Some of them have told me that we should have done it.”

But spokesmen for three of the four living former presidents - Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama — say (guess what?) that has not happened.

From Politico:

Asked if Clinton told Trump that he should have built a border wall, Clinton spokesman Angel UreƱa said, “He did not. In fact, they’ve not talked since the inauguration.”

Bush spokesman Freddy Ford also said the two men had not discussed the matter. And Obama, for his part, has not spoken with Trump since his inauguration, except for a brief exchange at George H.W. Bush’s funeral in Washington, D.C.

No official word from Jimmy Carter, but in September he said, "If I were president again, I'd change all of Trump's policies."

So, there you go.


UPDATE - January 7, 2019 - Jimmy Carter has weighed in officially now saying, "I have not discussed the border wall with President Trump, and do not support him on the issue."

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