Donald Trump Said He Hasn't 'Left the White House in Months' and Now People Can't Stop Reminding Him of All the Times He Recently Left the White House

US President Donald Trump waves as he prepares to board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, on December 8, 2018. - Trump on Saturday announced his chief of staff John Kelly would be leaving the administration at the end of the year -- the latest in a series of moves by the Republican leader to change his inner circle of aides. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP) (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Donald Trump's short-term memory has let him down.

On January 12, he told reporters for Fox News that he hadn't left the White House in "months," despite the fact that he's traveled to Iraq, Germany, and the Mexican border. He also said this two days before leaving the White House for New Orleans to attend the American Farm Bureau Federation convention.

Trump's baffling statement seems to be in response to the claim (again, his own) that Democrats are spending the federal government shutdown galavanting around on the taxpayer's dime.

Is Twitter falling for such a blatant and easily disproven lie? They are not.

It's hard to write off this latest claim as a gaffe or an oversight.

Is the president actually unable to accurately recall events that happened just weeks ago?

Or is he simply counting on the American people to accept whatever bizarre version of the truth he tells us?

Meanwhile, the President has been lampooning Democrats for "celebrating the shutdown" in Puerto Rico.

Though he and Fox News personalities have painted the trip as a vacation for Democrats, the 30 lawmakers are actually meeting with local officials to continue planning for Puerto Rico's recovery after it was ravaged by Hurricane Maria in 2017. The visit is the largest American delegation to ever visit the island, and it's hardly a mere celebration.

Maybe the president doesn't think it counts as leaving the White House unless he's on vacation.

PBS News Hour/YouTube

The White House Counsel is a staff appointee of the President and Vice President of the United States. Their role is to advise the President on all legal issues concerning the President and their administration.

Pat Cipollone has served as the current White House Counsel for President Donald Trump since December 2018.

Keep reading...
SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images

In the current political landscape of the United States, you'd be hard-pressed to find any issue that Americans on which both sides of the ideological spectrum agree.

But it turns out that even on an issue as divisive as the impeachment of President Donald Trump, Republicans and Democrats agree on something.

Keep reading...
ABC News

President Donald Trump's impeachment trial began in earnest in the Senate on Tuesday afternoon.

Shortly after House impeachment manager, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA), laid out the evidence against the President unveiled by House Democrats, one of Trump's defense attorneys—Jay Sekulow—asked a question in his rebuttal.

Keep reading...
Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Things are heating up in the Senate as the long-awaited Senate trial in the impeachment of President Donald Trump is set to begin on Tuesday.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will officially propose a resolution that will set the rules for the trial. He released the proposed rules Monday afternoon.

Keep reading...
Drew Angerer/Getty Images // Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

To commemorate the life and legacy of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the holiday named after him, many lawmakers participated by volunteering in their communities as a day of service.

President Donald Trump was not one of those people.

Keep reading...

As millions of Americans commemorated the legacy of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., presidential counsellor Kellyanne Conway railed against the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, set to begin in the Senate on Tuesday.

The President, who leaves for the World Economic Forum in Davos on Monday night, has no public plans to commemorate Martin Luther King Day, prompting reporters to ask Kellyanne how he intended to celebrate.

Keep reading...