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.
Donald Trump: "I haven't actually left the White House in months." pic.twitter.com/j349IDPVNu
— Contemptor (@TheContemptor) January 13, 2019
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.
I’m in the White House, waiting. The Democrats are everywhere but Washington as people await their pay. They are having fun and not even talking!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 13, 2019
Is Twitter falling for such a blatant and easily disproven lie? They are not.
Trump: “Democrats are out having fun while I'm sitting all alone in the White House! I haven't left here for months. Just hard work all day. That wasn't me in Texas last Thursday. I was here working! And when I say working, I mean tweeting coded messages to V. Putin. #covfefe”
— David Simpson (@davidbrians) January 14, 2019
for those not following along at the home: pic.twitter.com/MNzUhPHYan
— Super Street Matunos II: Championship Edition🧙♂️ (@matunos) January 13, 2019
January 10 @nytimes headline reads: “Trump, Along the Border in Texas, Reiterates Demand for Wall.”
January 12 Fox interview, Donald Trump says: “I haven’t actually left the White House in months.” pic.twitter.com/FmxYHM8o28
— John Nichols (@NicholsUprising) January 14, 2019
As well as TX 3 days ago:
In Nov he went to MO WV IN MT FL GA TN OH CA MS France & Argentina.
In Dec he went to MO PA VA Iraq & Germany.
— Janet1867 (@janet1867) January 13, 2019
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?