Factcheck: Did Obama’s $30 Million Taxpayer-Funded Funeral And Monument Plans
Viral Message: Former President Barack Obama was reduced to tears today when the Supreme Court ruled that his burial monument, courtesy of the US taxpayer
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Viral message example- Former President Barack Obama was reduced to tears today when the Supreme Court ruled that his burial monument, courtesy of the US taxpayer, was an unconstitutional waste of money that would need legislation to enact.
Obama, who thought he’d be getting a monument for his family to be buried in right on the National Mall between the Washington Monument and the White House, was crushed at the news and blamed racism for the destruction of his dream:
Critics say the statement is contradictory and won’t make sense to conservatives, whose ability to reason cognitively reduces drastically when verbiage of an intellectual nature is associated with politics. Conservatives disagree, saying that Trump is the best President and he should get a monument.
The Supreme Court ruling, which is all that really matters, was 5-4 against giving Obama and his family a taxpayer-funded burial plot on what would probably qualify as some of the most valuable real estate in the world.
Viral Message Verification:- The news was published by potatriotpost titled as “SCOTUS Shoots Down Obama’s $30 Million Taxpayer-Funded Funeral And Monument Plans”.
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