Former President Barack Obama took the stage in Nevada on Monday to campaign for Democratic Senate candidate Jacky Rosen and others, and took some shots at President Donald Trump’s truthfulness, according to Newsweek.
Nevada’s Senate race still represents possibly the best chance Democrats have at taking a seat from a Republican incumbent (Sen. Dean Heller), and Heller has become a Trump ally since their early friction on the issue of healthcare.
“Unlike some, I actually try to state facts,” Obama told the crowd. “I believe in facts. I believe in a fact-based reality and a fact-based politics. I don’t believe in just making stuff up. I think you should, like, actually say to people what’s true.”
What was he referring to?
While Obama didn’t call Trump out by name in the comment, he made it clear he was accusing the president of misleading the country about the GOP’s tax reform.
“So here’s what’s true: They hand out $1.5 trillion in tax cuts aimed at billionaires and corporations,” Obama said. “It was not done for you. They didn’t even pretend to pay for it.”
Despite Obama’s claim that he tries to state facts, he has his own fair share of untruths that range from partial facts to outright lies.
Obama tried to claim credit for the economic successes Trump has seen during his term, telling the crowd to “remember who started it.”
“When you hear all this talk about economic miracles, remember who started it,” Obama said. “I hope people realize there’s a pattern that every time [Republicans] run things into the ground and we’ve got to clean it up.”
Trump supporters show up in Nevada
Trump held a rally in Nevada over the weekend, and according to Fox News, Trump’s event drew four times as many attendees as Obama’s Monday rally.
Trump’s event in Elko, Nevada, drew about 8,500 people while Obama’s brought in an estimated 2-3,000 people to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.