In a thinly veiled jab at former President Donald Trump, former President Barack Obama stated, “unlike some, I actually try to state facts.” Obama made these remarks on Monday (September 5) at a rally for Nevada’s Senate Candidate Jacky Rosen and other Democratic candidates from the state.
Since his exit from the White House in 2017, Obama has — for the most part — remained out of politics, but as the Democrats head into an all-important midterm election his stepping back into politics with a few jabs at his successor.
Despite never mentioning Trump by name, at one during Monday’s rally, Obama made no attempt to mask who he was talking about when he called out Trump’s much-criticized habit of uttering false or misleading information.
“Unlike some, I actually try to state facts. I believe in facts,” Obama started his critique of Trump.
He went on to call out Trump’s decision to cut taxes, saying, “I believe in a fact-based reality and a fact-based politics. I don’t believe in just making stuff up. I think you should, like, actually say to people what’s true. So here’s what’s true: They handed out $1.5 trillion in tax cuts aimed at billionaires and corporations. It was not done for you. They didn’t even pretend to pay for it.”
Trump’s penchant to spin a narrative other than the truth began on the first day of his administration when then-White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters Trump’s inauguration was the best-attended inauguration of any President in history.
Since then, Trump’s false or misleading utterances have increased to 5,000 as of the Washington Post’s August tally.