J.D. Vance Twists Obama Praise Into Laughable Claim About Trump | EUROtoday

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Sen. J.D. Vance (R-Ohio) tried to distract from his previous reward for former President Barack Obama by evaluating Obama’s expertise as a household man to these of Donald Trump’s.

During an look on “Meet the Press” on Sunday, host Kristen Welker pressed the senator to say if he nonetheless thinks of Obama as an “admirable man,” quoting from a 2017 opinion piece Vance wrote for The New York Times.

While Vance, who’s reportedly one of many foremost contenders within the race to be Trump’s working mate, admitted to Welker that Obama was a “good husband and father,” he mentioned that the identical is true for Trump.

“I grew up in a broken family, Kristen, and I just wanted to be a good husband and dad,” he mentioned. “And certainly Barack Obama, despite my many political disagreements with him, he’s clearly a good husband and a father. By the way, I’d say the same thing about Donald Trump, whose children love him.”

“I think this is one of the things the media often misses about Trump,” Vance continued. “Is how genuinely devoted he is to his family, to his grandchildren, and how part of his pro-life messaging, his fundamental pro-life view, is that we ought to make it easier for more American families to have those thriving children and thriving families.”

Although Trump’s youngsters have spoken favorably of him up to now, with a few of them even supporting him throughout his hush cash case, Trump’s marriage historical past isn’t as complimentary.

He is the one U.S. president to have been married thrice and divorced twice.

Vance then returned his focus to Obama, saying to Welker, “Was Barack Obama a good president? No. Was he a good husband and father? Yes.”

In his 2017 piece, Vance referred to as the Republican Party’s failure to “disconnect legitimate political disagreements from the fact that [Obama] himself is an admirable man” one of many “great failures of recent political history.”

“For at a pivotal time in my life, Barack Obama gave me hope that a boy who grew up like me could still achieve the most important of my dreams,” he wrote. “For that, I’ll miss him, and the example he set.”