Trump's son tries to insult Obama but gets his dates wrong
Eric Trump, one of the president's sons who sometimes decides to get cute and tweet on Twitter, tried to compare his dad's visit to North Korea this last weekend to former President Barack Obama, implying that Obama is a scaredy-cat.
He posted a picture of Obama standing behind a glass wall using binoculars, while Trump was walking hand in hand next to dictator Kim Jong Un.
This is somehow meant to support the notion that Trump is more presidential.
First thing right off the bat: Obama wasn't even president in 2008. George W. Bush was still in office that year. That's a pretty basic fact check.
Obama didn't visit the area until 2012, much later.
Obama also refused to meet with North Korea leadership, saying "bad behavior will not be rewarded." Trump states the opposite, though. He says Obama and his administration were begging for a meeting but were turned down.
"President Obama wanted to meet, and Chairman Kim would not meet him. The Obama administration was begging for a meeting. They were begging for meetings constantly. And Chairman Kim would not meet with him."
This assertion just isn't true at all.
Ben Rhodes, former deputy national security adviser to Obama, told CNN on Sunday: "There's no mystery here: it's just a lie with no supporting evidence and no basis in anything. It's not even an exaggeration, it's just not true."
He further went to say that it was "never even considered."
Susan Rice, Obama's former national security adviser had an even harsher stance on this: "At the risk of stating the obvious, this is horse-sh*t."
Even if it were true and Obama had pulled a Trump and met with Kim, we all know Fox News and the Republican Party would be screaming in the streets, calling him a weak president. They were already taking that approach when Obama made the deal that he did with Iran, but somehow Trump gets a pass when he wants to sit down with them.