When it comes to making sure you’re getting the right answers from the president, getting the facts right can be as tricky as making sure your spouse and kids get the right answer.
President Barack Obama speaks to the nation on Nov. 14, 2017.
(Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Nov, 14, 2018.
(Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images)In the aftermath of the Nov. 9 election, former President Barack Obama used a Twitter account to post an interview with Vice President Joe Biden.
“It’s a little bit like playing a game of chicken with a bunch of strangers, I don’t know if it’s a game,” Biden said.
“You know, it’s just, ‘Hey, let’s play a game.
I’m a little concerned with this.’
But I’m just not sure if it can be avoided.
This is what we have to do.
The American people have spoken.
They know who they want.
I’ve been here for 18 months.
I know what I want.”
Vice President Joe Biden answers questions during a news conference at the White andarches, Nov. 13, 2018, in Washington.
(Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Press)A few weeks later, President Donald Trump followed suit.
In a tweet, he referred to Biden’s comments as a “big lie.”
“The only way you win is to make it clear to the public that you’re the one who has the balls to make the tough decisions,” he wrote.
It’s not hard to see why Biden would be worried.
While the Trump administration has tried to make a point that he’s been honest about his positions on many issues, he’s not always been upfront about what he’s doing in his administration.
As Trump’s former chief of staff, Andy Card, told ABC News, the president was “really focused on making sure people knew exactly what he thought they needed to know.”
“If you don’t do it the right way, you end up with people feeling like, ‘Oh, it doesn’t matter,'” Card said.
That’s why it’s important to make sure the president is on the same page.
And it’s also why it can take time to build trust with the president.
Even as Biden and Trump worked together to try to build a bipartisan coalition on key issues, they were often criticized for having differing viewpoints.
The president had previously tweeted that he was “going to be the most pro-life president ever.”
As a former Republican who supported abortion rights, I am proud to say I am pro-choice.
I am a pro-labor, pro-family, pro law and order, pro health care.
It is what America is all about.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 11, 2018The first woman to hold the office, former Vice President Dick Cheney, was a staunch abortion opponent, and his remarks on the issue in his memoirs have since been viewed as racist.
Some Republican lawmakers have called for him to be impeached.
Trump also had to deal with the fallout from his controversial firing of FBI Director James Comey last week, which led to the resignation of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who had been overseeing the Russia investigation.
When asked about Comey’s firing, Trump blamed it on the Russia probe.
“I think the Russia thing was a lot of things,” he said.
He then made his own statement, saying he “didn’t do that because of Russia,” and then later defended himself.
On the other hand, when Trump fired Comey, he said he was doing it because he believed the investigation was “rigged.”
The timing of Comey’s dismissal could be a factor in why some Republican lawmakers were more supportive of him than others.
During the campaign, Trump made the baseless claim that the election was “illegitimate” because he didn’t get enough votes from Democrats, and the media and public have often echoed his sentiments.
After his election, however, Trump did get a boost from Republican Sen. Luther Strange of Alabama, who has previously criticized the president for his handling of the Russia issue.
Strange has a history of racially charged statements, most recently calling former President Bill Clinton a “predator.”
A week after the Comey firing, Strange tweeted: “The FBI director must be respected and he must be confirmed for his job by the people of Alabama.”
He added, “I will be voting for Luther Strange to be a United States Senator in Alabama.”
After the Comey dismissal, Trump went on a Twitter rant, accusing Comey of leaking the memo about the president’s conversations with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. and a meeting with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
“He leaked that to a journalist and said, ‘I hope