"He certainly doesn't"
President Donald Trump is appearing to back away from his repeated threats of destroying Iranian cultural and religious sites should that country retaliate for his assassinating one of their top generals. In a short Oval Office presser the president, asked if he would carry out his war crimes threat, said,"I like to obey the law."
"We are, according to various laws, supposed to be very careful with their cultural heritage," Trump told the press pool. "And you know what, if that's what the law is, I like to obey the law."
Trump laments that the U.S. has to be "gentle" with Iran's cultural sites but adds, "if that's what the law is, I l… https://t.co/n1j7VNYFb6— ABC News Politics (@ABC News Politics) 1578428594.0
Many on social media were quick to point out he in fact has a long history of not obeying the law.
Trump reluctantly agrees not to commit war crimes: "We are, according to various laws, supposed to be very careful… https://t.co/43QKf3kPXt— Josh Rogin (@Josh Rogin) 1578427527.0
@MSNBC Except when I offer hush payments to a pórn staff I had sex with while my wife was giving birth to our son.… https://t.co/n4JPnM1I6b— Ash (@Ash) 1578429332.0
Trump backs off bombing cultural sites: "If that’s what the law is – I like to obey the law." Not sure what the cu… https://t.co/KbFBM2eEpM— Chris Lu (@Chris Lu) 1578428633.0
"I like to obey the law" - The president who, just since taking office, has paid more than $27 million in legal set… https://t.co/WZ4JZlJ4lZ— Robert Maguire (@Robert Maguire) 1578427442.0
@peterbakernyt TRUMP: “If that is what the law is, I like to obey the law.” SINCE WHEN!!?? https://t.co/WSA2KQBAWk— Rusty Jones III (@Rusty Jones III) 1578427198.0
Sorry, Daniel, we’re gonna need a fact check on the “I like to obey the law” part. This won’t take long. https://t.co/HSCCm6IEsC— Martin Neiman (@Martin Neiman) 1578427164.0
"I like to obey the law” might be the biggest lie President Trump has ever told. https://t.co/VQA4DWgzde— Ahmed Baba (@Ahmed Baba) 1578429355.0
@stevenportnoy "I like to obey the law" says man who recently was fined $2 million for stealing from his own charity.— 𝕞𝕒𝕣𝕜 𝕫𝕠𝕙𝕒𝕣 (@𝕞𝕒𝕣𝕜 𝕫𝕠𝕙𝕒𝕣) 1578427141.0