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. pic.twitter.com/iRCY5vuiq9
— Tommy Xtophernobyl (@tommyxtopher) January 4, 2019
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, and do not support him on the issue.” — Jimmy Carter
— The Carter Center (@CarterCenter) January 7, 2019
“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.
— The Hill (@thehill) January 7, 2019
And Twitter wasn’t surprised.
Please stop acting like this is the first time.
— Asha (@roti4so) January 7, 2019
Everyone knew that the moment the words dribbled out of his mouth.
— Mary (@marylf99) January 7, 2019
Of course he lied. That's what he's alway done.
— "Nobody" (@NotAlsoKnownAs) January 7, 2019
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:
— leah (@lkline1998) January 5, 2019
He'll just claim George H.W. Bush called him from his death bed to request,as, his dying wish that Trump build a big beautiful border wall.
— Nancy Lawson (@nlawson946) January 7, 2019
He's talking to the portraits in the WH again.
— George Black (@gblack320062) January 7, 2019
Donald J. Trump is a joke. As a person and most definitely as a President.
— D Cata (@carly__bird) January 7, 2019
He’s fucking exhausting. Every living President will now refute, emphatically deny and prove him a liar and his sycophants will still support him. This presidency is a cult…. and followers not the best people
— Charina Russo (@sweetiebabes08) January 7, 2019
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?