On Tuesday, we reported that President Obama was caught on mic telling a U.N. official that he has not had a “cigarette in six years” because he “is scared of his wife”. Daily Caller has pointed out the lie by our pathological liar in chief:
Despite his claim to having had a cigarette in six years, Obama had one at least as recently as February 2010, according to Dr. Jeffrey Kuhlman, who performed a physical and who was quoted in the New York Times on February 28, 2010.
In December 2010, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Obama hadn’t had a cigarette in nine months.
Michelle Obama initially asked Americans to watch out and to try to catch her husband smoking on the campaign trail in 2008 but she gave him a pass for smoking in March 2010.
“I’ve never been a smoker so I can’t relate, but people who’ve smoked say like anything, you have dips and valleys, and to try to quit smoking in one of the most stressful times of the nation’s history is sort of like, you know, okay, he’s going to struggle a little bit. This may be the year he’ll struggle,” the First Lady told Politico’s Nia-Malika Henderson in March 2010.
When trying to sell Obamacare in 2009, Obama admitted that he occasionally had a smoke. While pushing for passage of health care reform in 2009, he admitted that he still struggled with cigarettes and has continued to smoke on occasion as president.
“I’ve said before that as a former smoker I constantly struggle with it. Have I fallen off the wagon sometimes? Yes. Am I a daily smoker, a constant smoker? No,” he said at a press conference in 2009.
“I don’t do it in front of my kids,” the president argued. “I don’t do it in front of my family. And, you know, I would say that I am 95 percent cured. But there are times where…There are times where I mess up.”