President Donald Trump was asked a simple question by Fox News anchor Bret Baier and the 45th POTUS managed to mess it up.
When talking about his historic summit meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, Baier reminds Trump that Kim is a vicious “killer” and dictator who “executes people.”
Trump attempted to downplay the comment.
“He’s a tough guy… When you take over a tough country, tough people, and take over from your father – I don’t care who you are, what you are, how much of an advantage you have,” Trump continued. “If you can do that at 27 years old, that’s one in 10,000 who can do that. He’s a very smart guy, a great negotiator. But I think we understand each other.”
Baier then shockingly added that Jong Un has “done some really bad things.”
“Yeah, but so have a lot of other people done some really bad things,” Trump countered. “I could go through a lot of nations where a lot of bad things were done.”
Then This Happened
“…the soldiers that died in Korea, their remains are gonna be coming back home. And we have thousands of people who’ve asked for that. Thousands and thousands of people,” Trump said. “So many people asked when I was on the campaign. I’d say, ‘Wait a minute, I don’t have any relationship’ — and they’d say, ‘When you can, President, we’d love our son to be brought back home.”
Trump’s comment didn’t sit well with Josh Marshall of Talking Points Memo who quickly pointed out that any living parents would be around 110-120 years old. It’s highly unlikely that “so many” 110-year-old parents asking Trump to bring their children home.
“Trump tells Fox that parents of soldiers killed in the Korean War asked him on the campaign trail to bring their sons home,” he tweeted. “Absolute minimum age of such a parents is 101 years old. Probable age 110 to 120.”
Family members of the Korean War also called President Trump out on his lie.
My uncle (Korean war Bronze Star) passed last year at 87. My grandfather (his father) would have been 128 in 2016. https://t.co/78QVTBbz6a
— Ken Hastedt (@KenHastedt) June 14, 2018
My dad is a Korean War veteran and he's 87 years old. His parents have been dead for a very long time https://t.co/jMs5pNcSku
— Lucky Yates (@luckyyates) June 14, 2018
Trump, of course, is accustomed to lying to the America people and apparently to the dead.