On Friday, the U.S. bombed Syria in response to a chemical weapons attack allegedly carried out by Bashar al-Assad's government. The bombing was coordinated with the U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron.
Yesterday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted a photo allegedly showing President Trump being briefed on the situation in Syria.
There was one problem with the photo, however. Vice President Pence, who is in the picture, is currently in South America. On Friday, he was visiting Lima, Peru, for the Summit of the Americas, meaning that this picture could not have been from the night of the bombing.
This was a fact that Alex Singer was quick to point out on Twitter:
People wondered if some weird science was allowing the VP to be in two places at once:
Truly a special skill he's got there. They should probably use this magical ability more!— Alex Singer (@AlexCSinger16) April 15, 2018
Others started analyzing who was in the room and what that meant:
What is she even doing in the room?— Val Farrelly (@ValFarrellySF) April 15, 2018
Why is McGahn in the room?
No sign of Sessions, who should be in room.
She was in NYC at UN Security Council today, not sure about earlier this week— Val Farrelly (@ValFarrellySF) April 15, 2018
Nope. It's Pence.— Val Farrelly (@ValFarrellySF) April 15, 2018
Roger Stone has a skinnier face and more pronounced widow's peak.
No way Roger Stone would be at a National Security Council meeting in the Situation Room. Not even under Trump.
Technically, Sanders didn't say the photo was from Friday night:
Actually she didn't say that the image was from last night.— Marv Clowder (@MarvClowder) April 15, 2018
She didn’t say the picture was from last night. She said Syria was put on notice last night. Reading comprehension is your friend.— Ashley (@Ashley67311506) April 16, 2018
But why post the photo if she wasn't trying to pass it off as the night of the bombing?
And the exact phrasing of what Sanders said didn't seem to matter:
All she needs to do is say she made an error. It was Thursday. No big deal.— MIKE 🍸 "2018: The Fall of Donald Trump" (@ryaninteractive) April 15, 2018
But these dipshits refuse to admit when they make a mistake. And then it turns into a lie about something totally inconsequential. They all disgust me.
Lying is so commonplace in this administration that people will always be ready to believe that Trump's White House is being dishonest.