Eric Trump tried to mock Obama for not visiting North Korea but it backfired badly

Greg Evans
Tuesday 02 July 2019 09:45
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Following Donald Trump's historic meeting with the Kim Jong-un in North Korea, the president's administration and his family have been quick to gloat about this landmark achievement by the commander in chief.

Eric Trump marked his father's visit to the secretive Asian nation with a tweet attempting to mock Barack Obama, who visited the Demilitarised Zone in 2012, much likes president's Regan, Clinton and Bush had done before him.

However, Eric's tweet didn't exactly work for two reasons. Firstly he claimed Obama visited the facility in 2008, which is not only four years before he actually did but would have also been before he became president.

Secondly, Kim Jong-un wasn't even the leader of North Korea at this point, it was still his father Kim Jong-il, who famously wasn't the biggest fan of the United States.

This tweet comes after Trump claimed in a press conference with South Korean president Moon Jae-in on Sunday that Obama had tried to meet with Kim during his time in office.

The Obama administration was begging for a meeting. They were begging for meetings constantly, and Chairman Kim would not meet with him.

However, Obama's former director of national intelligence James Clapper claimed that wasn't true in the slightest and that Obama had never tried to meet with Kim, telling CNN.

In all the deliberations that 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. That’s news to me.

You probably don't need us to tell you that Eric's tweet has left the 35-year-old with some egg on his face as people have been quick to point out the various problems.

HT Huffington Post

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