Valerie Jarrett got into an ill-advised exchange from a self-identified U.S. Marine on Twitter after being called out for not showing appreciation for service members while in the White House.
The kerfuffle was set in motion when the former senior adviser to President Barack Obama thanked a social media user for her “service to our country” after the woman said she worked for the far-left American Civil Liberties Union and the open border organization National Immigrant Justice Center.
Using the Twitter name “Flag Waver,” the former Marine blasted Jarrett: “You never thanked a single service member for their service in eight years. Looking forward to your perp walk.”
Jarrett responded with a soon-to-be challenged assertion that she did thank service members, upping the ante with the leatherneck by dropping an ALL CAPS conclusion.
I thank you for your service since I see you were a marine. Now for the facts. For 8 years I thanked our service members ALL OF THE TIME! https://t.co/o0wOm5qB52
— Valerie Jarrett (@ValerieJarrett) July 8, 2017
The problem with her claim is that this is the year 2017 and fact checking has become a relatively easy process. Stephen Miller, aka @redsteeze, responded with a link to the times Jarrett has said “thank you for your service” on Twitter.
As anticipated, the search failed to reflect a single instance of her thanking a service member.
Here’s a sampling of responses to the dust up.
— Carl Warner (@CarlRWarner) July 10, 2017
Not seeing any military thank yous. She must have those tweets with Hillary’s emails
— Grumpy (@RandomGrumpynes) July 8, 2017
Interesting NOTHING about Marines.
— (((Val Washington))) (@ValeriaPugliesi) July 8, 2017
Let’s not let facts get in the way of Val’s narrative now.
— Bud Merano (@NotARINO_40) July 8, 2017
— Stephe96 (@Stephe96) July 8, 2017
I am going to celebrate like it’s 1999 all over again when I get to watch @ValerieJarrett ‘s perp walk. It’s coming!
— MG (@DeplorableMikeG) July 9, 2017
You should have told her you were a member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard. That would have produced better results.
— Neo Kulak (@neokulak) July 10, 2017
Eight years of lying & still going strong. SO glad you don’t represent me or my country anymore you piece of trash.https://t.co/CEQPJeTDHJ
— Rick Canton (@RickCanton) July 9, 2017
After telling Jarrett that he appreciated her “gracious response” — which suggests he is indeed a U.S. Marine — “Flag Waver asked her if she thanked the four Americans who lost their lives in Benghazi, Libya:
What about these guys? pic.twitter.com/bthZpuulBu
— Flag Waver (@SemperFi_2017) July 8, 2017
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