Reprinted with permission from Alternet.
“I never had a glass of alcohol,” President Donald Trump said at a press conference in 2018. It’s a claim that he’s made many times before that’s as much a part of his persona as are his golfing and incessant tweeting. In 2017 Trump made a toast at a UN dinner (photo), and drank “maroon liquid” from the glass. The White House would not respond to questions, according to reports.
Earlier this month Vice News reported on Trump’s claim he doesn’t drink and never has. In a lengthy exposé, the news media outlet interviewed people who say tea-totaling Trump is a myth.
Laraby was one of nine people who described Trump’s drinking.
And now, many are questioning Trump’s claim he never drinks and never has.
In an angry tweet Trump attacked France for taxing U.S. companies. At the end of his screed he threatened President Emmanuel Macron, saying he will impose taxes on French wine.
“I’ve always said American wine is better than French wine!” Trump concludes.
White House reporter for the L.A. Times, Eli Stokols, was among the first to remind Americans that “Trump does not drink.”
Reminder: Trump does not drink. https://t.co/Fkka7LewiX
— Eli Stokols (@EliStokols) July 26, 2019
He wasn’t the only one who picked up on Trump’s apparent slip.
"I’ve always said American wine is better than French wine!"
I thought you said you never drink. Or is that just one more lie?
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) July 26, 2019
— Jeryl Bier (@JerylBier) July 26, 2019
Trump is very famously a teetotaler, who says he's never had alcohol. Ever.
Yet he's apparently got a very strong and longstanding opinion on wine. https://t.co/VbvGqtlTDQ
— 🌜Russ Zimmer🌛 (@RussZimmer) July 26, 2019
Bragging about the quality of American wine is a strange move for a president that doesn't drink. https://t.co/pATHtzKkbj
— Chris Megerian (@ChrisMegerian) July 26, 2019
Add wine to the list of things that no one knows more about than Donald Trump (who famously does not drink alcohol). https://t.co/QVUtBZgfY4
— Bobby St. Jacques (@SolarPhinn) July 26, 2019
Excuse me, #TwitinChief #PutinsBoy @POTUS @WhiteHouse I've heard you brag more than once that you don't drink alcohol, so how would you know which wines are the best? What a lousy conman, the ones are careful not to lie so much. #ImpeachDonaldTrumpNOW #Resist #TraiterinChief https://t.co/U2zyOdQpE4
— Terry Cardwell (@TerryCardwell) July 26, 2019