President Donald Trump is getting desperate to prove how much America needs his border wall on the southern border.
As Trump’s government shutdown continues over his demands of $5 billion for the wall, he decided to go after the Obamas, saying that the former President and First Lady have a 10 foot wall around their home and that America needs “a slightly larger version.”
OK, first, even if they did, what does that have to do with a border wall for immigration control?
Secondly, as The Washington Post explains, it’s simply not true:
A neighbor, a longtime resident of the area who spoke on the condition of anonymity to preserve their privacy, said Trump “has a very active imagination.”
“There’s a fence that goes along the front of the house, but it’s the same as the other neighbors have,” the neighbor said. “It’s tastefully done.”
The former president and first lady purchased the nine-bedroom mansion for $8.1 million in 2017, The Post previously reported. It’s located in the affluent D.C. neighborhood of Kalorama, which is also home to Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner. Amazon founder Jeffrey P. Bezos, who owns The Post, bought the former Textile Museum in the neighborhood for $23 million; it is being converted into a single-family home. Previous residents of the neighborhood have included former presidents Woodrow Wilson, William Howard Taft, Warren G. Harding, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Herbert Hoover.
Here’s a picture of the Obama’s home in the Kalorama neighborhood:
You may notice its lack of 10 foot walls.