They are not with him.
All four living ex-presidents have publicly rebuffed President Trump’s claim that they privately gushed about the need for a massive wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Trump made the questionable remark during a raucous press conference in the White House Rose Garden on Friday while defending his refusing to end the government shutdown without Congress first agreeing to use taxpayer dollars to fund the construction of a behemoth border barrier.
“This should have been done by all of the presidents that preceded me and they all know it,” Trump said of his wall obsession. “Some of them have told me that we should have done it.”
Trump claimed without evidence that past presidents privately confided to him that they regret not building a border wall.
But now reps for every living president — Clinton, Bush, Obama, and Carter — have confirmed with news outlets that they did no such thing. https://t.co/mZQYyaUkoz
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 7, 2019
That makes every living president. Absent some additional evidence, it seems pretty safe to say Trump made this up. https://t.co/LjkvAHEOVs
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) January 7, 2019