Trump earlier this week boasted at a renewable energy summit in Council Bluffs, Iowa, that the February 2017 signing in the White House had caused many of the homebuilders, farmers and ranchers stood behind him to weep for the very first time in their lives:
However, official White House video from the event appears to show there was not a wet eye in the house:
It is conceivable that someone standing in the far corners of the room, who were not covered by the cameras, shed a tear at the president’s move.
But it’s not the first time Trump has claimed to have made folks all emotional for the right reasons.
Daniel Dale, a fact-checking reporter who is joining CNN, called out Trump over his latest tale on Twitter.
He also noted Trump’s usual modus operandi when it came to telling stories about making people weep:
The bizarre boast even rendered “The Late Show” host Stephen Colbert speechless.