Barack Obama honed in on a new attack on Republican nominee Donald Trump.
Obama claimed Trump was “unfit” to be president.
But to execute this attack, Obama had to tell one massive lie.
Speaking alongside Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the White House, backed by the symbolic trappings of the East Room’s elaborate golden drapery, Obama seemed to relish calling the Republican nominee “woefully unprepared” to hold the office of the presidency.
“There has to come a point in which you say somebody who makes those kinds of statements doesn’t have the judgment, the temperament, the understanding to occupy the most powerful position in the world because a lot of people depend on the White House getting stuff right,” Obama said. “This is different than just having policy disagreements.”
Obama had policy disagreements with the two Republican nominees he vanquished, McCain and Mitt Romney. He would have been “disappointed” if they’d won, he said. But they had the basics, he said, they knew enough about “our constitutional traditions and rule of law that our government will work.”
This is an astounding rewrite of history.
In 2012, Vice President Joe Biden told an audience that Mitt Romney wanted to put them back in chains.
A Super PAC supporting Obama ran an ad in which the group accused Romney of giving a man’s wife cancer and killing her.
Obama’s campaign also savaged Romney with the accusation he was waging a “war on women.”
Deputy Campaign Manager Stephanie Cutter also accused Romney of either committing a felony or lying to voters in financial forms which stated he left Bain Capital in 1999.
In typical Obama fashion, he is lying through his teeth when he claims he would have been fine with a Romney Presidency.
In their telling, Romney was a possible felon, a killer, a misogynist and a man who wanted to enslave African-Americans.
And, of course, this assertion was not challenged by a compliant press corps.
Trump responded by calling Obama unfit and blasting the Obama-Clinton record.
His campaign’s statement reads:
STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO PRESIDENT OBAMA’S FAILED LEADERSHIP
“Obama-Clinton have singlehandedly destabilized the Middle East, handed Iraq, Libya and Syria to ISIS, and allowed our personnel to be slaughtered at Benghazi. Then they put Iran on the path to nuclear weapons. Then they allowed dozens of veterans to die waiting for medical care that never came.
Hillary Clinton put the whole country at risk with her illegal email server, deleted evidence of her crime, and lied repeatedly about her conduct, which endangered us all. They released criminal aliens into our country who killed one innocent American after another — like Sarah Root and Kate Steinle — and have repeatedly admitted migrants later implicated in terrorism. They have produced the worst recovery since the Great Depression. They have shipped millions of our best jobs overseas to appease their global special interests. They have betrayed our security and our workers, and Hillary Clinton has proven herself unfit to serve in any government office.
She is reckless with her emails, reckless with regime change, and reckless with American lives. Our nation has been humiliated abroad and compromised by radical Islam brought onto our shores. We need change now.”
-Donald J. Trump