President Donald Trump sparked confusion and mockery online when he claimed that he was “always competed against” the “great Abraham Lincoln.”
Speaking to a campaign rally in Martinsburg, PA, Trump began by telling the crowd: “You know, we’re the party of Abraham Lincoln, a lot of people don’t know that.”
“The Great Abraham Lincoln, a man that I’ve always competed against,” Trump continued. “I said I can be more presidential than any president ever except for the possible exception of Abraham Lincoln when he’s wearing the hat.”
Twitter users were quick to mock the president’s remarks, with some claiming Trump’s “a lot of people don’t know that” is code for “I just learned that recently.”
"A lot of people don't know that" is Trump-code for:
"Something I was too stupid to know but someone just told me!"
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) October 26, 2020
No different to Kanye. Every narcissist thinks every single one of their thoughts is profound.
— Abby (@annebonnybook) October 26, 2020
He is competing with Abe Lincoln now, minus the hat, since that’s “pretty tough”.
There are so many things wrong with just these few seconds.
— Karmadoe Dragon (@NinishNinja) October 26, 2020
Dude, just because you're popular with the Klan, doesn't mean you're competing with Lincoln. https://t.co/xGWluWJHEB
— Stonekettle (@Stonekettle) October 26, 2020
Trump beats Abe’s hat. Abe didn’t wear Depends, a back brace, dentures, a reconstructed nose, 2 inches of makeup and 4 hairs he weaves into a combover.
— Bill Johnson – Vote Vote Vote (@Bill43111) October 26, 2020
I have a feeling he already does ……….. late at night …….. in his private quarters ……….. alone ………. while watching videos of himself at his own rallies ………. over and over ……… and noshing on KFC and Diet Coke.
— Christine Peace ** DON'T PANIC, JUST VOTE JOE ** (@bobbitz57) October 26, 2020