White House Quotes Obama Out Of Context To Defend Trump’s Threat To “Completely Destroy” North Korea

The Daily Kos reports:

When you take the position of press secretary in the Trump White House, the first thing they teach you is highly selective editing.

That certainly makes it appear that President Obama made the same unvarnished threat as Donald Trump, only in that case the national press didn’t raise an eyebrow.

Clearly another case where Trump is being held to a higher standard for policy that’s just the same as past administrations. That is, except for some pesky words located adjacent to those that Sanders lifted.

“It’s not something that lends itself to an easy solution,” Mr. Obama said. “We could, obviously, destroy North Korea with our arsenals. But aside from the humanitarian costs of that, they are right next door to our vital ally, Republic of Korea.”

Obama: Why we can’t destroy. Trump: Why we have no choice but to destroy. Sanders: There’s no difference.