President Donald Trump has frequently flummoxed Americans everywhere with his eagerness to tell lies that are easily disprovable.
It looks like he just put another notch in that belt.
While trying to defend his decision to shut down the government over border wall funding, the President said at a press conference on Friday that every other living President agreed with him—and that some even expressed regrets for not achieving it.
“This should have been done by all of the presidents that preceded me and they all know it. Some of them have told me that we should have done it.”
Trump claims that multiple former U.S. presidents have told him they should have built a border wall. https://t.co/iRCY5vuiq9— Tommy X-TrumpIsARacist-opher (@Tommy X-TrumpIsARacist-opher)1546629154.0
Many doubted the validity of the statement, and their instincts proved right when former President Jimmy Carter—echoing statements by former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton—that he never expressed any sentiment of the sort to Trump.
Clarification from former U.S. President Jimmy Carter: "I have not discussed the border wall with President Trump… https://t.co/1980DX7WWG— The Carter Center (@The Carter Center)1546889730.0
“I have not discussed the border wall with President Trump, and do not support him on the issue.”
Representatives for Clinton and Bush asserted that the former Presidents hadn't spoken to Trump on the issue either. As for former President Barack Obama, his representatives declined to comment, but his statements on the wall in the past speak for themselves. Additionally, he hadn't spoken to Trump since the current president's inauguration in 2017, save for a brief moment at the funeral of George H.W. Bush in December 2018.
Former Vice President Joe Biden had some thoughts on the matter.
Joe Biden on Trump's claim former presidents wanted to build wall: "Come on." https://t.co/bw1a912e3m https://t.co/CBcBELzNQq— The Hill (@The Hill)1546847160.0
And Twitter wasn't surprised.
@Slate Please stop acting like this is the first time.— Asha (@Asha)1546827082.0
@Slate Surprised? Not surprised. #LiarInChief #DouchebagInChief— sgualdoni (@sgualdoni)1546826945.0
@Slate You shocked too? Or not? It’s like he has a quota of lies he needs to tell. Think. This is a big whopping… https://t.co/pfHddaA7tY— now 🗽 (@now 🗽)1546825654.0
@Slate Of course he lied. That's what he's alway done.— "Nobody" (also known as, "Big Richard Energy") (@"Nobody" (also known as, "Big Richard Energy"))1546826035.0
Though they may not have been shocked, they were quick to roast the current occupant of the White House.
They didn't hold back.
trump: “the former presidents have told me privately that they support the border wall” the former presidents: https://t.co/aKN9LZfLgD— leah (@leah)1546722156.0
@kylegriffin1 He'll just claim George H.W. Bush called him from his death bed to request,as, his dying wish that Tr… https://t.co/3aAbBBUmlx— Nancy Lawson (@Nancy Lawson)1546890911.0
@kylegriffin1 He's talking to the portraits in the WH again.— George Black (@George Black)1546890456.0
@kylegriffin1 Donald J. Trump is a joke. As a person and most definitely as a President.— Carly B (@Carly B)1546892343.0
@kylegriffin1 @th3j35t3r He’s fucking exhausting. Every living President will now refute, emphatically deny and pro… https://t.co/9asZiSWadd— Charina (@Charina)1546894321.0
The President has yet to comment and we have a sneaking feeling that he doesn't intend to. What's one more lie from the White House, right?