After his acceptance speech at the Republican convention, Obama and Clinton supporters accused Donald Trump of fear mongering. Yesterday, President Obama said Trump’s “doom and gloom” doesn’t match reality (except when it ran next to this other headline).

Former Obama adviser David Plouffe joked about the kind of concerns Obama said weren’t based in reality:

CNN’s Jake Tapper weighed in:

At that point somebody must have sounded the “Obama flacks unite” siren, because a former Obama speechwriter got involved:

Enter Tommy “dude, that was like two years ago” Vietor, who was Obama’s former NSC spokesman:

Well, Vietor’s right about one thing:

They should know.