President Trump: “President Obama wanted to meet and Chairman Kim would not meet him. The Obama Administration was begging for a meeting. They were begging for meetings constantly and Chairman Kim would not meet with him. And for some reason, we have a certain chemistry.” pic.twitter.com/SKlmZmEHT6
— The Hill (@thehill) June 30, 2019
Yeah. that’s a fucking lie.
Courtesy of Time:
Two former high-level White House officials flatly denied President Donald Trump’s claims on Sunday that President Barack Obama repeatedly sought meetings with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
In a joint news conference with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, President Trump claimed that his predecessor had tried to meet with Kim on multiple occasions, only to be rebuffed.
“President Obama wanted to meet, and Chairman Kim would not meet him,” the President said. “The Obama administration was begging for a meeting. They were begging for meetings constantly, and Chairman Kim would not meet with him.”
“Trump is lying,” tweeted Ben Rhodes, who served as Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications during the Obama administration. “I was there for all eight years. Obama never sought a meeting with Kim Jong Un. Foreign policy isn’t reality television it’s reality.”
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper adamantly denied Trump’s statements as well.
“I don’t know where he’s getting that,” said Clapper during a Sunday appearance on CNN. “In all the deliberations I participated in on North Korea during the Obama administration I can recall no instance whatever where President Obama ever indicated any interest whatsoever in meeting with Chairman Kim.”
Look, I recognize that this POS lies every time he opens his big fucking mouth, but lying about one of the greatest presidents in American history is one step too goddamn far!
Donald Trump is not worthy to wipe the sweat off of Barack Obama nut sac much less mention his name out loud while overseas.
If Trump were even one-tenth of the President that Barack Obama was he would be a hundred times better than he is right now.
I don’t blame Obama’s people for coming out hard in response to this, because it really pissed me the fuck off as well.