Eric Trump attempted to slam former President Barack Obama with a now-deleted tweet crowing about President Donald Trump’s weekend visit to the DMZ where he briefly crossed into North Korea and met with dictator Kim Jong Un.
Eric Trump compared an image of his father at the border with Kim to one of Obama, supposedly taken in 2008, at a much more heavily fortified location. Just one problem: Obama wasn’t president in 2008. And, for that matter, Kim wasn’t North Korea’s leader at that point, either. The country was still ruled by his father, Kim Jong Il, who died in 2011.
Twitter users had been quick with a fact-check and a date-check:
Barack Obama was not president, and did not visit the DMZ, in 2008 https://t.co/EJoGeRVHMN— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) July 1, 2019
I finally understand why they say Eric is not the smart one. Apparently he doesn't know that George Bush was still President in 2008. pic.twitter.com/Xa8E20MqzE— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) July 1, 2019
So did Donald Trump get anything from this? Nuclear disarmament? Inspections? Human rights reforms?— Max Kennerly (@MaxKennerly) July 1, 2019
You know women in North Korea are forced to have abortions, right? Is that going to change now?
Or did he give a dictator more legitimacy for nothing?https://t.co/p1CRQni2Ys
Obama was not president in 2008. That photo was taken in 2012.— Renato Mariotti (@renato_mariotti) July 1, 2019
You’re actually dumber than they play you on SNL.— Courtney Enlow (@courtenlow) July 1, 2019
DMX 2008 vs. DMX 2019. really makes you think pic.twitter.com/BXyrsO3IDl— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) July 1, 2019
Calendars are hard— Calvin Graves (@CDG_GTR) July 1, 2019
'my dad is besties with a murderous dictator"— Dusty Giebel (@DustinGiebel) July 1, 2019
Fredo: Obama was not president in 2008, Bush was, and he declined to enter NK because, you know, that whole "being against murderous fascist regimes" thing W had. This is why they say you're not the smart one.— Howard (@HowardA_Esq) July 2, 2019
Folks, keep your kids in school.— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) July 1, 2019
If you have a son, and he thinks Obama was President in 2008, you MIGHT be Eric trump's Mom or Dad.
Don't let your kids grow up to be like Eric trump.
Sad. 😂😂😂😭😭😭 https://t.co/1dGuWQrUm7
Until this year you thought DMZ was a gossip website.— Crutnacker (@Crutnacker) July 1, 2019
This story has been updated with Eric Trump’s new tweet.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.