Obama’s people are always trying to find a way to take a shot at Trump, even if it requires making up some facts along the way.
Peter Souza, who was Obama’s photographer during his administration, insinuated Trump’s situation room photo during the al-Baghdadi raid had been staged, but he was later forced to eat crow when the details of the actual attack took place.
Jumping the Gun
When the first photo was released of Trump in the situation room during the raid, Souza stated the photo was taken just after 5:00 p.m. but the raid took place at 3:30 p.m. EDT.
While he technically did not say the photo had been staged, the implication here is pretty clear…
When the tweet went out, liberals were happy to jump all over it, with some comparing this photo of Trump with the photo of Obama during the bin Laden raid.
The most notable of these was from David Axelrod who, based on the time stamp, did not pay attention to the news that day…
Axelrod’s tweet was sent out at 8:16 p.m. but the narrative Souza was pushing had been blown out of the water by then.
Walking It Back
Souza tried to protect himself earlier in the day when someone commenting that they thought Trump’s picture was staged, but they were not sure until Souza’s tweet, which is when Souza tried to say he never made the claim the picture was staged.
He even tried to temper his early implication by saying it was possible they were all in the situation room at that time…
The only problem for Souza is that everything he reported was wrong simply because he failed to verify his facts before slamming Trump.
Within hours of Souza sending out that tweet, a story surfaced in The New York Times that the operators left Iraq at around 5:00 p.m. EDT, NOT 3:30 p.m.
So, the timeline on the photo is actually accurate for when Trump and his team would have been watching the raid.
Even though he was wrong all along, the only tweet that went out from Souza was to clarify the timeline, but nothing about how wrong he was earlier…
And this is why you cannot trust the liberal media. Clearly, they are there to attack Trump rather than report the news honestly.
To be honest, even if the picture was staged, who the hell cares?! If this is all Democrats have against Trump, they are going to go down in flames come November 2020.
Is Souza really trying to say that Obama never staged photos?
To put this into further context, Souza just published a book called “Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents” that highlights Obama and slams Trump throughout.
This is simply a man that cannot be trusted, and he proved that point with this latest attack of Trump.