President Trump’s “social media summit” address was briefly derailed by a rogue White House fly on Thursday.
Trump was attacking President Obama for depleting the military when he swatted at a fly near his face.
“Our military is now strong. When I took it over it was depleted. We had planes that were so old they didn’t fly. The had to go to the desert to get parts,” Trump said.
“Whoops, how did a fly get into the White House?” Trump asked to a chuckle from the audience.
“I don’t like that. I don’t like flies. I don’t like flies,” he added.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) July 11, 2019
Trump railed against CNN and other media outlets for noting when he makes spelling and grammar errors in his tweets.
“I call Twitter a typewriter … because it goes onto Facebook automatically, and it goes onto Instagram and it goes onto television,” Trump said. “More so Fox than it does CNN. If it’s something bad, they’ll put it on. If I have a spelling deal they will put it on.”
“Any kind of a punctuation mistake they put it on,” he added. “So I’m very, very careful. Really I’m actually a good speller, but everyone said the fingers aren’t as good as the brain.”
TRUMP: “I’m actually a good speller. But everyone says the fingers aren’t as good as the brain.” pic.twitter.com/HfZnwteCjw
— JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) July 11, 2019
Trump also offered praise for many of the 200 attendees which included far-right internet personalities and trolls, some of whom have pushed conspiracy theories, lies and misinformation.
“Some of you are extraordinary. Can’t say everybody. No, but some of you are extraordinary,” Trump said of the videos and images they create in support of his administration. “The crap you think of is unbelievable.”