President Trump held a rambling, stream-of-consciousness press event Friday afternoon in the Rose Garden and made many statements that defy belief. Among them, that he's talked with several previous presidents and they all told him they should have built a wall on the Southern border.
"This should have been done by all of the presidents that preceded me," Trump told reporters, about building a wall.
"They all know it," he continued, adding, "some of them have told me that we should have done it," he claimed.
There is little chance President Trump's remarks are truthful. He is claiming that at least two of the following presidents said they should have built a wall on the Southern border: Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Barack Obama.
On social media many were quick to mock him:
We can deny this. - RZ https://t.co/vz6hYjC7Lc— Richard M. Nixon (@Richard M. Nixon) 1546629873.0
He did not name them. https://t.co/HXY6OA4zwr— Josh Dawsey (@Josh Dawsey) 1546629402.0
Presidents of cruel dictatorships, I presume https://t.co/FvdGFiJt3C— Mathew Ingram (@Mathew Ingram) 1546630109.0
That would mean that they actually had to talk to him. Which they would never do. https://t.co/Bus1uyxGY0— mitch narzem (@mitch narzem) 1546631224.0
This never happened. https://t.co/ePq7sFjpfx— Michael Freeman (@Michael Freeman) 1546630785.0
yeah, he heard it from the portrait of Andrew Jackson in the Oval Office https://t.co/sgW8SymC4b— Samit Sarkar (@Samit Sarkar) 1546630285.0
I remember reading that late at night Nixon used to talk to the paintings in the White House. Perhaps… https://t.co/YivQ3m1nSF— Amy Grimm (@Amy Grimm) 1546630190.0
Who? President Putin? Who? Here are our living former Presidents: Obama, W Bush, Clinton, Carter I ask again, w… https://t.co/gSsNI6PPB6— Petty Betty (@Petty Betty) 1546629575.0