Join the news democracyWhere your votes decide the Top 100
You can almost feel yourself getting stupider when you listen to a Trump press conference.
During his latest cabinet meeting, Trump touched on a lot of topics – Syria, immigration, his lonely Christmas holiday – with his usual mix of misleading statements, mistakes and surreal detours.
So instead of watching the whole one hour and a half meeting, we’ve collected together some of its most ridiculous moments.
But before we begin, a quick reminder that the whole meeting took place with a Game of Thrones parody poster on the table.
Not sure what's crazier: That Trump is using a stupid Game of Thrones reference to threaten sanctions, or that he's… https://t.co/d6Fpln5NTN — Josh K. Elliott (@Josh K. Elliott)
Behold the intellectual vision of the most powerful man in the United States...
TRUMP can't specify a timetable for Syria withdrawal, then says this about the country: "Look, we don't want Syria.… https://t.co/HBORPaIBqF — Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)
TRUMP: "I had a meeting at the Pentagon with lots of generals. They were like from a movie. Better looking than Tom… https://t.co/VwjLo5CClO — Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)
TRUMP: "When they say the wall is immoral, then you better do something about the Vatican. The Vatican has the bigg… https://t.co/yP2rvvWyHU — Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)
President Trump: "I think I would've been a good general, but who knows." https://t.co/ca32iovQCy https://t.co/4h8Z6blCpN — The Hill (@The Hill)
Trump: "Russia used to be the Soviet Union. Afghanistan made it Russia because they went bankrupt fighting in Afgha… https://t.co/7rjWr66cWT — Kyle Griffin (@Kyle Griffin)
Trump: “Gasoline is way down, and the reason is way down is I called up some of the OPEC people [...] and I said ‘y… https://t.co/Y3wKpW8zY3 — Javier Blas (@Javier Blas)
TRUMP, brandishing a letter, says: "I just got a great letter from Kim Jong Un. The few people that I've showed thi… https://t.co/oM5BO0cjMB — Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)
Trump mocked India for building library in Afghanistan: "I get along very well w/Modi, but he's constantly telling… https://t.co/LIT7IGAu13 — Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)
President Trump: "Can you imagine me having that power, wouldn't that be scary? Right? No, if Pres. Obama is allowe… https://t.co/2XiUM5M33R — The Hill (@The Hill)
We’re still only three days into 2019.
More: Donald Trump mocked after sharing bizarre self-pitying New Year's message