It’s a sad situation when one has to question just about every word that comes out of the President’s mouth, but that’s the reality that we find ourselves in today. At least from the looks of things, it appears as if President Trump now feels that he can claim whatever he wants without major repercussions, even if those claims directly go against the claims of some of our closest allies.
Coming off of the revelation that the President appears to have lied about a phone call he claims to have had with the “the head of the Boy Scouts,” who Trump says told him that his speech to the Scouts was “the greatest speech that was ever made to them,” another falsehood seems to have been exposed this morning.
Yesterday, as the President welcomed his new Chief of Staff, John Kelly to the White House, he took a minute to provide a few words to the press, complimenting Kelly’s work at the Department of Homeland Security.
“As you know, the border was a tremendous problem and they’re close to 80 percent stoppage. And even the president of Mexico called me — they said their southern border, very few people are coming because they know they’re not going to get through our border, which is the ultimate compliment,” the President gloated.
The problem here is that Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto flat out denies that he even spoke to Trump on the phone recently. Nieto was forced to put out a statement which said that he “has not recently spoken to President Donald Trump over the telephone.”
In fact, the last time they spoke was at the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany on July 7 and he never made such claims there. While it’s not completely out of the question that Nieto is the one fudging the truth, there really is no motive for him to do so.