Look, we all know they president lies. He lies in the day. He lies at night. He lies on Twitter. He lies during his MAGA rallies. He says little lies. He says big lies. It’s just who he is. He’s a pathological liar.
Having said all that, one can still be taken aback when President Trump tosses out a whopper, especially when the claim is outlandishly false and there is really no upside in making it. That is what we got during his interview with Fox News’ Bret Baier.
Shortly after engaging in some good ol’ whataboutism when dismissing North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s mind-boggling human rights abuses, the president patted himself on the back for coming to an agreement with Kim over the remains of American soldiers who died in the Korean War.
“But one of the things I’m really happy is the soldiers who died in Korea — their remains are gonna be coming back home,” Trump declared. “And we have thousands of people that have asked for that. Thousands and thousands of people.”
And then he dropped this beauty.
“So many people asked when I was on the campaign and I’d say, ‘Wait a minute, I don’t have any relationship.’ But they said when you can, President, we’d love our son to be brought back home. You know, the remains. And I asked — we had pretty much finished and I said would you do me a favor? The remains of these great fallen heroes could we do something. He agreed to it immediately. It was pretty great.”
For you folks doing the math at home, the Korean War was fought from 1950 to 1953. Yes, the war ended 65 years ago. And the commander-in-chief just said that parents came up to him and asked if he’d bring the remains of their sons home. So, in order for this to be true, we have to believe that 110-year-old people were chatting up Trump about the issue of the missing remains of dead Korean War fighters.
Anyway, watch him tell this tall tale above, via Fox News.