During the final presidential debate, President Obama claimed that the looming and massive defense cuts that are due to come as part of the sequestration deal were not his idea. His exact words: “The sequester is not something that I’ve proposed. It is something that Congress has proposed.”
Reporter Bob Woodward has already gently suggested that the president was incorrect. WaPo fact-checker Glenn Kessler comes along today to brand Obama’s statement with four full Pinocchios. It’s a bald-faced lie. Sequestration was the White House’s idea.
President Obama is currently basing his campaign on trust. That’s not a smart thing to do when your word is absolutely worthless.