McCrory also told the reporter that Obama could have given the state a waiver so the 70,000 workers could continue to receive emergency benefits even with the draconian changes lawmakers made to the state’s unemployment compensation system. That’s not true either. Congress would also have to issue the waivers, not President Obama.
Either McCrory didn’t think anyone would notice that he repeated a falsehood to a newspaper outside of Raleigh or he doesn’t actually understand that what he is saying doesn’t make sense—or maybe he doesn’t care because he thinks it is a good talking point.
Maybe he has even discussed it with all those protesters he talks to every week at Moral Monday, apparently in disguise.