Donald Trump is now claiming that comments he made at the United Nations General Assembly were “meant to get some laughter.”
The audience started to laugh when Trump boasted about his presidential achievements.
“In less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country,” Trump said to the assembly.
After the laughter died down, Trump noted that he “didn’t expect that reaction, but that’s OK.”
But that’s ok…Trump said he planned the whole thing:
Trump earlier today when foreign leaders laughed at his claim about his presidency being the most successful: "I didn't expect that reaction, but that's OK."
Several hours later: "Oh it was great. Well, that was meant to get some laughter."
— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) September 25, 2018
Trump on laughter at UN during speech: “Oh it was great. Well that was meant to get some laughter, but it was great.”
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) September 25, 2018
Sen. Tim Kaine took the opportunity to poke fun at Trump by resurfacing an old tweet where the president had criticized former President Obama for being “a laughing stock.”
I agree. https://t.co/B8FYRjUsJr
— Tim Kaine (@timkaine) September 25, 2018
Others got a laugh as well:
He lives in an Alt-fact world. He is able to delude himself of anything that may make him look bad.
— Limixn321 (@limixn321) September 25, 2018
That's why Fox edited out all the laughing, cuz it was a joke. Gimme a break 🙄
— WMR 🦈🇨🇦🐱 (@Jinxy_Minxy) September 25, 2018
So basically the guy in high school that everybody hated.
— Michael Orton (@MichaelOrton) September 25, 2018
Sure it was. Sure it was! Because we all know you're a FUNNY guy!!! The funniest! Ever.
— Sister Resister (@JaceLGalloway) September 25, 2018
— Chelsea Jordan (@AnotherChels) September 25, 2018
"I meant to do that" pic.twitter.com/hsCozV2PxH
— Laura Walker 🍸🇺🇸 🏴🚀 (@LauraWalkerKC) September 25, 2018
Then why did he say he wasn’t expecting that reaction??
— Tracy (@chesse47) September 25, 2018
He’s full of it. Anyone notice Germany when he was cutting them down? Hahahahaha. They were laughing st home again.
— Mommie Fury (@Hanger_Slayer) September 25, 2018
no Donald you were serious in your bragging, and they were serious laughing at your claims.
— David M. Murphy (@Dmm123M) September 25, 2018