Back in January, the Washington Post reported that President Trump had made 8158 false or misleading statements since taking the oath of office, so it may come as little surprise that he would do it again after his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Historically, Americans have been conditioned to believe the U.S. President over the leader of an international adversary because, typically, the U.S. President doesn’t have anything to lie about. This, however, doesn’t seem to be the case with President Trump.
After his meetings ended with Kim Jong Un in Vietnam, Trump made a claim, stating that, “[North Korea] wanted the sanctions lifted in their entirety, and we couldn’t do that. We had to walk away from that.”
North Korea then contradicted Trump’s assertion, saying that Kim Jong Un only wanted economic sanctions which were imposed dating back to 2016 to be lifted, not sanctions against weapons or anything prior to 2016.
Briefly, America was left having to decide just who was telling the truth and who was lying or misleading.
Finally an official with the U.S. State Department spoke out, confirming North Korea’s claims, saying that North Korea had asked that UN Security Council sanctions which were imposed after March of 2016 be lifted. And like North Korea said, these sanctions would not have covered weapons sanction, but rather just a specific range of goods.
So once again it appears as if President Trump has made yet another false or misleading statement to the American people.