President Donald Trump traveled to Missouri on Wednesday to deliver a speech on tax reform, but the speech quickly went off the rails when he began to imitate several Asian leaders, took pot-shots at Kim Jong-Un, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and railed against the “Fake News” media.
Trump declared his recent Asia trip a “tremendous success” before he complained that the U.S. military was defending some wealthy countries in the region.
“I say why are we defending them? We love them. I won’t mention names. But there are a lot of them. We love them, they’re wealthy,” he told the crowd.
“It’s going to change, folks. We’re going to defend them but they’re going to treat us fairly and they’re going to pay for their defense,” Trump continued. “Does that make sense?”
“When I was in Asia, I spoke to a couple of the countries about it and they looked like this,” Trump said, imitating an Asian leader. “You know what this is? Hmm-hmm. That means they know they’re getting away with murder and they got to start helping us out. Okay?”
Watch Trump’s imitation, below:
During a speech in Iowa in August of 2015, then-Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump used broken English to briefly impersonate Asian negotiators.
“When these people walk into the room, they don’t say, ‘Oh hello, how’s the weather? It’s so beautiful outside. How are the Yankees doing? They’re doing wonderful, that’s great,” Trump said, to some laughter from the crowd. “They say, ‘We want deal!'”
Just a few weeks after his Iowa speech, Trump mocked a New York Times reporter that suffers from a chronic condition.