President Donald Trump on Sunday issued a new pitch for a border wall by comparing his proposed project to the security enclosure surrounding the home of former President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama.
"President and Mrs. Obama built/has a ten foot Wall around their D.C. mansion/compound," the president chirped on Twitter. "I agree, totally necessary for their safety and security. The U.S. needs the same thing, slightly larger version!"
Unfortunately for Trump, there is no ten-foot-high wall around the Obamas' house.
There is, however, a brick fence-like structure that was completed in 2017, TMZ reported at the time. It is nowhere near ten feet tall.
The project also included converting the $8 million Kalorama mansion's garage into an office with a private bathroom.
This may be one of Trump's most easily disprovable lies to date.
Guess who paid for the "wall" or whatever you want to call it around the Obama home? The Obamas.
It was certainly not Mexico or the American taxpayers.
Twitter also tore into Trump for his unyielding obsession with comparing himself to Obama.
Too bad Trump is unable to measure up.
Does Trump remember shutting down the federal government over this issue?
The country remembers.
Regardless, comparing the Obamas' brick fence to a border wall with Mexico is a false equivalency.
Perhaps Trump should approach the border wall the same way he ran his construction projects.
Nice try, Donald.