NBC’s Chuck Todd seized on and called out a new lie that Trump was building that Obama wanted to go to war with North Korea.
Trump said, “When I came into office, I met right there in the oval office with President Obama. And I sat in those beautiful chairs and we talked, it was supposed to be 15 minutes, it ended up being many times longer than that. I said what’s the biggest problem? He said by far, North Korea. And I don’t want to speak for him. But I believe he would have gone to war with North Korea. I think he was ready to go to war. He told me he was so close to starting a big war with North Korea.”
Chuck Todd called out this obvious lie on MSNBC, “He’s amping up a new lie about President Obama wanting to go to war with North Korea which is something he dangled that a little bit earlier in the state of the union. He’s advanced it some, saying it was going to be a full-fledged war. That’s something we need to note and call out. I don’t think anybody would believe that we were anywhere close and that President Obama was anywhere close to a war with North Korea.”
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Obama was never close to war with North Korea
As Chuck Todd said, this is a lie. It is impossible to believe that the president who pulled troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan and spent eight years avoiding getting the US into another war was suddenly eager to fight a war with North Korea. The reality is that it was Trump who was tweeting insults at North Korea and threatening to invade or bomb them. Trump’s appeasement of Kim Jong-un has been a total disaster. His “summit” with Kim resulted in North Korea keeping their nuclear program going while playing Trump on the world stage.
Todd was right. Trump is cooking up a new lie to try to make himself look like a successful foreign policy president, and it is vital the media kill this falsehood in its tracks.
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