Did Trump lie about being in the Oval Office this morning?

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Some people think he was lying.

President Donald Trump asked Democrats to work with him on securing funding for his border wall on Monday morning, adding that he was “in the Oval Office” ready to try and drum up votes.

“I’m in the Oval Office. Democrats, come back from vacation now and give us the votes necessary for Border Security, including the Wall. You voted yes in 2006 and 2013. One more yes, but with me in office, I’ll get it built, and Fast!” the president tweeted.

The president deleted an earlier version of the tweet where he mistakenly wrote “3013” instead of “2013.”

However, not everyone thinks the president was in the Oval Office—as pool reports suggested that there was no Marine stationed outside the West Wing on Monday morning, which is routine when the president is in the office.

Brian Karem, a White House correspondent for Playboy, took a photo on Monday that showed no Marine was stationed there.

Other people did as well.

However, Zeke Miller, the White House reporter for AP, noted that a Marine being outside the Oval Office isn’t the only sign of the president being inside.

Regardless of whether or not Trump was inside the Oval Office as his tweet suggested, the president has been active on Twitter on Monday morning, repeatedly railing against Democrats amid the current partial government shutdown.

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Andrew Wyrich

Andrew Wyrich

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