My guess is that Comrade Stupid’s prep work for his Korean Summit consisted of watching a M.A.S.H. marathon, and you know, most of those actors are still alive…
Trump claims, preposterously, that parents of Korean War veterans came up to him during the 2016 campaign and said, “when you can, we’d love our son to be brought back home — you know, the remains.”
The Korean War ended in 1953. pic.twitter.com/f4HEHZ22YM
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 13, 2018
“We have thousands of people who have asked for that — thousands and thousands of people,” Trump said. “So many people asked when I was on the campaign. I would say, ‘Wait a minute, I don’t have any relationship.’ But they said, ‘When you can, president, we’d love our son to be brought back home — you know, the remains.”
This tweet flickered past the other night, and I thought it was funny because (duh) it couldn’t have happened. But Comrade Stupid (and there’s yet ANOTHER example of how he earns that title) lied and so now the LATimes is fact checking it:
Wrote, The Week, “Let’s do the math. Say an American solider was 18 when he was sent to North Korea in the war’s final year, 1953 — he would have been 80 in 2015; if his parents had given birth to him when they were 18, they would have been 98 in 2015. More realistically, the parents would have been well over 100.”
So, you know, the chance that this happened multiple times is exactly zero.