Trump may have fallen out with many global heads of state but not to worry, he’s still showing how international relations should be done – by praising North Korea’s totalitarian dictator Kim Jong-un.
“He’s a smart guy, we get along,” Trump said. “Getting along with foreign powers is not a bad thing. We’re trying to teach this to the media”.
The president also boasted of his special connection with Russia’s Vladimir Putin, saying it was a “good thing” and followed up by saying his relationship with Kim Jong-un was already bearing fruit as he was “trying to convince him” that it was “ok not to go to war”.
What a masterclass in foreign diplomacy.
2. When he claimed the US had the ‘best’ response to the pandemic
Trump compares his response to the coronavirus to Churchill during World War 2, then says, "we have done probably t… https://t.co/eeHyz9rXLE
Apparently getting nominated (by a far-right politician) for the Nobel Peace Prize is not enough for Trump. He also now seems to make up fake prizes in order to segue into rambling rants about Mexico and Canada apparently stealing jobs from US citizens (also fake).
There is no record of the award he cllaims to have been nominated for:
“I was given Man of the Year award by somebody (in Michigan),” the president said. “I came in and spent 45 minutes talking about how you’re being ripped off and all your automobile companies are going to Mexico and Canada too.
“At the end I said ‘I hope I haven’t insulted the state too much but why do you let this happen?’ I stopped it”.
Award for anyone who can parse that.
5. When he claimed he didn’t know the identity of Michigan Senator Gary Peters
Trump says he doesn't know who Sen. Gary Peters is, but recognizes Michigan's other senator, Debbie Stabenow, from… https://t.co/eAgLTFcjbN
In an attempt to belittle Michigan Senator Gary Peters, Trump went on a self-contradicting verbal ramble.. “If you want to be well represented you know… your current senator, I don’t even know this guy,” he said.
“Nobody does [...] He comes into the office, I say ‘Who is that guy?’ I know every senator!”
Well, clearly not every senator then.
6. When he threatened to restore “patriotic education”
Trump went on the attack against presidential rival Joe Biden, claiming, among other things, that Biden would “destroy your protections for preexisting conditions”.
Strange, as Biden was part of the administration that fought to pass the Affordable Healthcare Act, preventing insurance companies from refusing to cover people because they had preexisting conditions.