Donald Trump has muttered many a questionable sentence, but one in particular has had people screaming “fake news”.
During a White House news conference on Thursday, the president claimed the US was becoming a “drug-infested nation” with “drugs becoming cheaper than candy bars”. He, of course, vowed to never let that happen any longer.
Immediately many questioned Trump’s fact-checking abilities, branding the statement – in the president’s own favourite words – “fake news”.
The claims also aroused several questions from viewers that needed answering pronto. What ridiculously-priced chocolate is Trump eating? Where is it possible to purchase drugs that cheap?
Just heard drugs are cheap like candy bars anybody know where I can get my hands on some 😂😂🤗✌🏻— Gem (@naughtygem26) February 16, 2017
Apparently I've been shopping in all the wrong places for drugs, and all the right places for candy.— Roy Kesey (@roykesey) February 16, 2017
WHAT DRUGS ARE CHEAPER THAN CANDY BARS? I WILL STOP EATING CANDY BARS IF I CAN REPLACE THEM WITH DRUGS. WHY DIDN'T YOU GUYS TELL ME THIS?— DA ALPHA KING OF TEXAS (@MattRoth512) February 16, 2017
A couple thought Trump’s comments were a sly reference to the ever-rising price of Freddo bars. Seriously, the once 10p chocolate bar has faced a recent price-hike to 30p. Brits across the nation were outraged, it was a pretty big deal.
Trump claims that, "Drugs are becoming cheaper than candy bars."
To be fair to him, have you seen the price of Freddos recently?— Marty Lawrence (@TeaAndCopy) February 16, 2017
I believe Trump that drugs are cheaper than sweets.
You seen how much a bloody Freddo costs nowadays?— Damn Silly (@AndyCMills) February 16, 2017
Trump was using the rhetoric the US had become a “drug-infested nation” to support his controversial initiative to build a wall along the Mexico- US border.
He said: “We’ve ordered the Department of Homeland Security and Justice to coordinate a plan to destroy criminal cartels coming into the United States with drugs.”