Obama Admin Official Just Humiliated Trump By Calling Out His Nuclear Weapons Lie

Wednesday morning, Donald Trump started his day off just like any normal bizarre despot, with tweets celebrating the world’s fear and outrage at his nuclear threats toward North Korea. He retweeted Fox & Friends on Twitter no less than three times for their breathless coverage of his manly escapades. But in the middle of his bluster, Trump forgot once again that the internet is a forever place, where no facts are ever lost, except to the swirling vortex of a Trump supporter’s mind.

Perhaps he was relying on that very fact — that his supporters will believe anything he says — when he made a claim about his first order as president. In a pair of tweets continuing the theme of the day, Trump asserted that he was responsible for the modernization of our nuclear program:

Unfortunately for Trump, he’s wrong on two counts. Not only was that not his first order — that was on Obamacare — but it wasn’t even him that began the renovation and modernization process. That would be the guy before him. Ben Rhodes, the former foreign policy adviser to Barack Obama, was quick to point out Trump’s lie:

It’s not the first time Trump has lied about things he’s done, and it certainly won’t be the last. But the fact that this is a lie about nukes makes it a little more alarming and indicates that Trump truly doesn’t understand the gravity of the situation. Already, we’re seeing reports from aides saying that Trump wasn’t actually serious in making his nuclear threats. But this isn’t something to be taken lightly.

What’s more, there’s plenty of reason to be concerned about the very first thing Trump did do regarding our nuclear arsenal, in case anyone’s forgotten. He put a guy he beat in the primary by calling him a dumbass in charge of it.

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