After the president doubled down on his comments and refused to apologise, his supporters were emboldened to the point where they began chanting 'send her back' at a rally in North Carolina on Wednesday, a message clearly aimed at Somali-born congresswoman Ilhan Omar.
This led to Trump claiming that he disapproved of the chants and tried to get everyone to stop shouting as he 'started speaking very quickly' after it began. Trump appears to have a very unusual definition of what 'speaking very quickly' consists of as video has shown that he took 13 seconds after the chants started to begin speaking again and even appeared to bask in the moment that he had created.
In a fun challenge, The Daily Show tried to find other moments and feats in history that were actually shorter than the time Trump took to start talking again. These included solving a rubix cube underwater and spinning the wheel on The Price is Right.
Trump says he "started speaking very quickly" to stop the "send her back" chant. Here are some things that take les… https://t.co/K2NoNc4npi
However, the best is undoubtedly the revelation that Neil Armstrong's famous 'one small step for man' speech that he gave before he stepped foot on the moon 50 years ago was actually shorter than the 'send her back' chants.
Don't believe us, take a look for yourself.
2) Neil Armstrong's moon walk #BeatTheChant https://t.co/UUbUXzk4Bp
It's quite unbelievable that one of mankind's greatest achievements and most iconic moments (not to mention a rat carrying pizza down some stairs) didn't take as long as a bunch of people shouting something racist but this is 2019 and look how far we have come...