In such turbulent, uncertain times, President Trump’s excruciating media appearances are one of life's few remaining consistencies.
This week’s toe-curler occurred at a press conference intended to outline the Stable Genius-in-Chief's new tariffs on imported steel and aluminium.
After inviting steelworkers from the United Steelworkers Union (USU) to the White House, Trump was faced with the hardest task of all: a normal human interaction.
Considering he recently required written instructions on how to behave appropriately around bereaved parents following the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, this was always going to be a challenge.
USU president Scott Sauritch told Trump that his father had lost his job in the steel industry.
To which he responded:
Your father, Herman, is looking down. He's very proud of you right now.
Sauritch awkwardly replied:
He's still alive.
As the audience laughed, Trump quickly shot back:
Oh, he is? Well then he's even more proud of you!
This must be what happens when you're like, really smart.
TB: The Hill