And he did it with an unintentional self-own comparable to when President Richard Nixon insisted, “I am not a crook,” in 1973.
Trump was answering reporters’ questions about his Twitter threat to bomb Iranian cultural sites when he admitted he probably wouldn’t go through with it since it’s a war crime and all.
“They are allowed to kill our people. They are allowed to maim our people, they’re allowed to blow up everything that we have, and there’s nothing that stops them,” the president said. “We are, according to various laws, supposed to be very careful with their cultural heritage.”
Then he added, without irony, “And you know what? If that’s what the law is, I like to obey the law.”
Watch for yourself:
Considering Trump’s M.O. his whole life has been to show that the rules don’t apply to him, many Twitter users had a field day mocking the president’s probable fib.