Trump Falsely Claims His Father Was Born in Germany, Says ‘Oranges’ Instead of ‘Origins’ Multiple Times
During a bizarre meeting with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, President Donald Trump lied about his father, Fred Trump, being born in Germany and demanded to know the “oranges” of the Mueller report, when he meant to say “origins.”
“My father is German, was German,” Trump falsely stated, as his father was born in New York. “Born in a very wonderful place in Germany, so I have a great feeling for Germany.”
While his direct family connection is false, the president’s father was descended from a German immigrant.
Trump also mistakenly ranted about the “oranges” of special counsel Robert Mueller‘s concluded investigation into his campaign and Russia.
“I hope they now go and take a look at the oranges, the oranges of the investigation, the beginnings of that investigation,” Trump said, before correcting himself and asking for the “origin of the investigation.”
He proceeded to opine that “the only thing that’s disappointing to me about the Mueller report” was the lack of focus on “the oranges — how it started.”
As for his claims about Fred Trump, the president has overstated his family’s connection to Germany in the past.
At last year’s NATO summit in Brussels, Trump said insisted he has “great respect for Germany — my father is from Germany.”
Watch both clips above, via CNN.
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