src=” https://media.breitbart.com/media/2019/01/Obama-home-Washington-Associated-Press-640×480.jpg”title=” Obama house Washington (Cliff Owen/ Associated Press) “width=” 640″>Cliff Owen/ Associated Press The Washington Post has stated that President Donald Trump is” incorrect” to claim that previous President Barack Obama is developing a “wall” around his Washington, DC, home– since Obama just added a fence to a wall.
Trump made the claim from the White House on December 30, where he made a point of overcoming the Christmas and New Year holidays– aside from a surprise see to Iraq– while Democrats (and journalists) were vacationing far from the capital.
The president is claiming $5 billion financing for a border wall, or steel-slat barrier, from Congress. Democrats have declined to offer the votes, triggering a partial federal government shutdown.
In action, Trump has been highlighting Democrats’ past and present assistance for other kinds of barriers– including the one around Barack and Michelle Obama’s brand-new house to supply individual security.
President and Mrs. Obama built/has a ten foot Wall around their D.C. mansion/compound. I agree, totally needed for their safety and security. The U.S. requires the very same thing, a little larger version!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 30, 2018
ThePost, which claims that President Trump has actually made nearly 8,000 “false or misleading” claims because taking workplace, objected Monday: “Trump declares there’s a 10-foot wall around the Obamas’ D.C. home. He is wrong.”
But the post, Michael Brice-Saddler, actually admits that the Obamas a) have a wall; b) have actually contributed to that wall, albeit by developing a fence; c) have a home whose security barrier has been described as a “wall” by other media.
Brice-Saddler points out thePost‘s fact-checker, which wrote: “The Obamas included security fencing to an enlarged retaining wall in front for the requirements of the Trick Service but there is not a ten-foot wall around your house; the front steps are open to the walkway. Chain link fencing, however no wall, was contributed to the back.”
The fact-checker likewise “fact-checked” the joke about a “slightly larger version” at the end of Trump’s tweet: “While Trump says the border wall would be a ‘slightly larger variation’ of the supposed Obama wall, he has actually previously described his suggested wall as 1,000 miles long, made from precast concrete pieces, rising 35 to 40 feet in the air.”
Obviously, even true statements can be noted as “false or misleading” by thePost, supplied they were made by President Donald Trump.
Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. He is likewise the co-author ofHow Trump Won: The Information of a Transformation, which is readily available from Regnery. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.