Trump lies about Obama trying to meet Kim Jung Un

In a news conference, Trump said, “President Obama wanted to meet, and Chairman Kim would not meet him,” the President said. “The Obama administration was begging for a meeting. They were begging for meetings constantly, and Chairman Kim would not meet with him.”

“Trump is lying,” tweeted Ben Rhodes, who served as Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications during the Obama administration. “I was there for all eight years. Obama never sought a meeting with Kim Jong Un. Foreign policy isn’t reality television it’s reality.”

Rhodes later further criticized Trump, calling his foreign policy a “failure.” “Photo ops don’t get rid of nuclear weapons, carefully negotiated agreements do,” the former official wrote.

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper also adamantly denied Trump’s statements. “I don’t know where he’s getting that,” Clapper said during a Sunday appearance on CNN. “In all the deliberations I participated in on North Korea during the Obama administration I can recall no instance whatever where President Obama ever indicated any interest whatsoever in meeting with Chairman Kim.”

Trump Lies and Says NY Times Made Up Source about Korea Summit Meeting

Trump lied and accused The New York Times of making up a source in an article about North Korea, even though the source was  actually a senior White House official speaking to a large group of reporters in the White House briefing room who asked not to be named.

The briefing on Thursday afternoon in the White House briefing room was attended by about 50 reporters, with about 200 or so more on a conference call, so there were over 200 witnesses to Trump’s out-and-out lying.

Why do Trump supporters believe him despite his daily lies? The latest – lying about media reporting on North Korea sanctions by the U.N.

On Monday, Trump tweeted:

The Fake News Media will not talk about the importance of the United Nations Security Council’s 15-0 vote in favor of sanctions on N. Korea!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 7, 2017

Why he tweeted such an easily disprovable lie is up for debate. Was it complete ignorance on his part? Was he simply trying to rally his supporters in order to distract from his deteriorating support and the Russia problems?

Whatever the cause, he plainly lied.

The truth is that before Trump complained that the media would not talk about the importance of the UN vote, dozens of articles had already been written by all the major media.

From the Washington Post: “Trump’s Big Win on North Korea,” “U.N. Imposes New Sanctions on North Korea Following Missile Test,” “Trump Touts New Sanctions on North Korea,” “What the New Sanctions on North Korea Mean,” and “North Korea says it won’t give up nuclear weapons and that entire U.S. mainland is within firing range.”

From the New York Times: “U.N. Security Council Imposes Punishing New Sanctions on North Korea,” “Trump Praises New U.N. Sanctions on North Korea” to name just two.

In the LA Time the full front page was the headline, “Touch New Sanctions on N. Korea.”

NBC News covered the UN vote. ABC News covered it. CBS News covered it, too.

Trump simply made up a lie out of whole cloth, deceiving his supporters. Why do they continue to support a man who lies to them every day?