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Trump Claims He ‘Meant To Get’ Laughed At By The UN, Contradicts His Initial Response

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Trump Claims He ‘Meant To Get’ Laughed At By The UN, Contradicts His Initial Response





President Donald Trump’s boast about his administration’s accomplishments provoked audible laughter from an audience at the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday morning. The president later claimed that his lines were “meant to get some laughter.”

“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 in New York.

The audience of global representatives first reacted to the statement with muted laughs.

“So true,” Trump said with a smirk, which in turn raised the volume of the laughter in the General Assembly hall.

“Didn’t expect that reaction, but that’s OK,” Trump said, prompting raucous laughter from the crowd.




CNN’s White House correspondent Jim Acosta reported that Trump claimed on Tuesday that the audience was not laughing at him, but instead laughing with him:




Trump has long decried past U.S. leaders for showing weakness on the world stage. In 2014, he tweeted, “We need a President who isn’t a laughing stock to the entire World.”


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