President Donald Trump delivered a cornucopia of lies as he talked with reporters on the White House South Lawn Friday morning. Among the many topics the president opined on were the economy, former Vice President Joe Biden's entrance into the 2020 race, the deadly Unite the Right neo-Nazi rally, a treasonous Civil War-era general, age, his attempted firing of Special Counsel Robert mUeller, and the measles outbreak and vaccines.
On Joe Biden, who is just four years older than Trump: "I am a young vibrant man."
Q: "How old is too old to be president." President Trump: "Well I just feel like a young man. I'm so young. I can'… https://t.co/wxDnJ6hgF1— CSPAN (@CSPAN)1556286720.0
He falsely claimed his "both sides" remarks were describing only people who were in Charlottesville to support or oppose the monument to treasonous Civil War general Robert E. Lee, who waged war against the United States.
President Trump on Charlottesville: "I've answered that question and if you look at what I said you will see that t… https://t.co/iqQWW9l9Xb— CSPAN (@CSPAN)1556287058.0
On the Mueller report that details the lengths to which he went in trying to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller:
President Trump: "I’m a student of history. I see what you get when you fire people and it's not good. But there wo… https://t.co/hdim8WVeuy— CSPAN (@CSPAN)1556286463.0
CNN's Jake Tapper weighed in on Trump's remarks:
Spoiler alert: 4 pinnochios https://t.co/s0LZUXXroj— Jake Tapper (@Jake Tapper)1556284021.0
Trump claimed hen did not pay $2 million to North Korea for the release of hostage Otto Warmbier, who died soon after being returned. Warmbier was tortured and returned in a vegetative state. Trump did not speak to reports the U.S. signed a letter of intent to pay North Korea.
MOMENTS AGO: President Trump spoke to reporters before leaving to NRA event https://t.co/e0MzlXf05Q https://t.co/fq7MX9klTF— CBS News (@CBS News)1556286468.0
Stunningly, Trump reversed on his previous non-scientific, anti-vaccine remarks:
President Trump on measles outbreak: "They have to get the shot. Their vaccinations are so important. This is reall… https://t.co/rE98txXOWq— MSNBC (@MSNBC)1556287112.0
Here's a small sample of Trump's previous anti-vaxx remarks.
A sampling of the literally dozens of times Trump has promoted anti-vax pseudoscience on Twitter https://t.co/v0wWMJV8sX— Catherine Rampell (@Catherine Rampell)1556286543.0