And it comes from a two-Pinoochio fact check at the Washington Post. Wait, did I say two Pinocchios? Glenn Kessler updated it to four Pinocchios – the full-on total-B.S. rating – after the Architect for the Capitol sent him some documentation and bluntly stated the President’s comments were “not true.”
The comment in question was his warning about the dire cuts to Capitol janitorial services:
Starting tomorrow everybody here, all the folks who are cleaning the floors at the Capitol. Now that Congress has left, somebody’s going to be vacuuming and cleaning those floors and throwing out the garbage. They’re going to have less pay. The janitors, the security guards, they just got a pay cut, and they’ve got to figure out how to manage that. That’s real.
No, it’s not “real,” no matter how desperately the Drama-Queen-In-Chief needs it to be. The AOC sequestration plan explicitly states the exact opposite: “We do not anticipate furloughs for AOC employees as a result of Sequestration.” They might get a bit less overtime, but it’s a Soviet-style truth stretch to call that a “pay cut,” and in any case it won’t be happening “tomorrow,” as Obama said.
Think any “reporters” will ask the President why he flat-out lied through his teeth about this, and so many other things? Or will they remember what happened to Bob Woodward and keep quiet? I know which way I’d bet.