(ConservativeUnit.com)- Former President Barack Obama pushed a fake and widely debunked story about President Donald Trump this week during a speech on behalf of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. The former president claimed that Donald Trump referred to men and women of the United States military as “suckers” and “losers,” which is not true.
The claim comes from a report by The Atlantic, which cited only anonymous sources. Despite this, former President Barack Obama told a small crowd at a drive-in rally in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that it was true. Obama’s campaigning efforts replace speeches by the Democratic nominee who called a lid on campaigning on Monday for a total of four days.
“Just like when Russia puts bounties on the heads of our soldiers in Afghanistan, the commander-in-chief cannot be missing in action. I can tell you this, Joe Biden would never call the men and women of our military ‘suckers’ or ‘losers,’” he said. “Who does that?”
Well, President Donald Trump doesn’t, because the story is debunked.
“He knows these heroes are somebody’s children, somebody’s spouse, dad or mom. He understands that. He will restore our standing in the world because he knows America’s true strength comes from setting an example that the world wants to follow, a nation that stands with democracy, not dictators,” Obama added.
The claim that the president called military vets “suckers” and “losers” is so widely debunked that even John Bolton, former national security adviser and no friend of President Trump, said the claims were “simply false.”
During a Fox News interview, Bolton came to the defense of the president on the issue, even after writing a tell-all book in which he criticized the president. Bolton was present at the event when in France when the president was alleged to have made the comment, and said that he has “never denigrated any member of the U.S. military or anyone in service to this country.”
“And he certainly did not on that day, either,” he added. “Let me add, he was devastated to not be able to go to the cemetery at Belleau Wood. In fact, the next day, he attended and spoke at the ceremony in Suresnes in the pouring rain.”
If even John Bolton says it’s not true, how desperate must President Barack Obama be to repeat the lie? And how can he get away with it?
While Obama takes to the streets at small rallies to support Joe Biden, President Donald Trump is hosting multiple rallies per day. Joe Biden also completely disappeared from the public eye on Monday in preparation for the Thursday debate.