A few weeks ago, the Washington Post published an article criticizing President Trump for lying when he said that former President Obama had built a 10 foot wall around his home in Washington, D.C.
The headline read, “Trump claims there’s a 10-foot wall around the Obamas’ D.C. home. He is wrong.”
Though it appears the article is technically correct (the barrier around most of the home appears to be slightly less than 10 feet), it is enormously deceptive and another great example of the Deep State media closely examining and using any Trump statement to undermine his credibility with the American public.
The article then goes on to give the distinct impression that the Obama home is just like any other home in this fashionable, wealthy section of Washington.
“Trump’s assertion came as a surprise to two of the Obamas’ neighbors Monday, who told The Washington Post that there is no such wall. The 8,200-square-foot structure, despite several security features, is completely visible from the street.
“A neighbor, a longtime resident of the area who spoke on the condition of anonymity to preserve their privacy, said Trump ‘has a very active imagination.'”
“Another neighbor said the Obamas’ home is ‘100 percent visible from the street.'”
Well, yeah. But even with a 10-foot wall, the home would be easily visible since it sits on a sloped lot about 10-15 feet above Belmont Road.
“‘There is no 10-foot wall in the front, back or sides of the house — and no wall is going up,’ the person said.
“An editor at The Post who went to the residence Monday morning noted that part of the street was blocked off — neighbors say there are security checkpoints at either end of the street — but confirmed that a wall was not visible from their vantage point, either.”
The article says that “part of the street was blocked off.” Well, yes just the street for the entire block where the Obama’s live. If the editor actually could walk as far as the residence, then he or she was given special treatment as the general public is denied access. A reporter for the Daily Caller was also turned away.
That section of Belmont Road has become, not just a gated, but barricaded community with armed federal agents guarding it 24/7. The Secret Service has placed concrete barriers blocking off the street. They don’t even allow people to walk on this public street.
The editor reported that he or she couldn’t see a wall around the Obamas’ home. Again, technically, true. Why? Because you likely can’t even see the house from where the road and sidewalk are blocked off. The house is nearly 500′ from the concrete barricades and the Secret Service agent stationed there on this tree-lined street.
It appears that the brick posts erected after the Obama’s moved into this $8.1 million mansion were done to support and extend to the front of the home the wrought iron fence found on the southern part of the property where there is a parking area. The Post article does support this assertion:
“The Obamas added security fencing to an enlarged retaining wall in front for the needs of the Secret Service…” “‘There’s a fence that goes along the front of the house, but it’s the same as the other neighbors have,’ the neighbor said. ‘It’s tastefully done.'”
Granted, there appears to be no 10-foot wall. But President Trump’s statement was deceptively nitpicked by the Washington Post. When there is a roughly 8-foot iron fence around the property, a Secret Service guard station directly in the front of the home and concrete barricades at both entrances to the street along with armed guards — the Post was hypercritical with its article and headline.
Trump’s point was that the Obama home has multiple barriers, which he (Trump) fully agrees with by the way.
Few homes in America that have 10-foot walls are as impenetrable as the Obama property in D.C.
This is just one example why few Americans trust the mainstream media.