34 of the weirdest and most bizarre things Trump has done as president, according to this viral Twitter thread
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A Twitter thread has gone viral for documenting the “weirdest” things Trump has done in the four years he has served as US president.

Journalist Jules Suzdaltsev shared the 34 items on Tuesday, which include a series of unusual press images, GIFs, tweets and videos.

Photos with the Pope and former Prime Minister Theresa May are amongst those in the list, as well as memes such as Trump shouting at a boy mowing the lawn of the White House and his interview with FOX News which birthed the phrase “person, woman, man, camera, TV”.

Introducing the thread, Suzdaltsez said: “Since Trump’s almost out of office, I figured this would be a fun time to remind everyone of the weirdest & dumbest sh*t our failed dictator did in the last four years that we totally forgot about.”

Other Twitter users soon responded with their own favourite clips and images, including the time when he walked in front of the Queen during his state visit and his meeting with G7 leaders in 2018.

Here is the full list of the 34 weirdest things Trump has done, according to Suzdaltsev’s list, starting with staring at the sun during a solar eclipse.

2.  Feeding a university football team with hundreds of burgers during a government shutdown.

3. Touching a giant orb with the Egyptian president and Saudi king at the launch of a new anti-extremism centre.

4. Tossing paper towels into a crowd in Puerto Rico after a hurricane hit the island in 2017.

5. Saluting a North Korean general, which was deemed “wholly inappropriate” – presidents typically do not salute military officials from adversarial nations. 

6. Talking about a “difficult” cognitive test, and bizarrely saying: “person, woman, man, camera, TV”. The string of words is so iconic it’s even been turned into a song.

7. Endorsing the food company Goya on social media after its CEO praised his presidency, even posting a picture of himself with their beans on Instagram and roping his daughter Ivanka into it too.

8. The handshake thing.

9. When he hugged and kissed the American flag, saying “I love you baby” during CPAC last year.

10. Holding a map of a hurricane with a black loop drawn on it using a Sharpie.

11. Appearing to shove Montenegro’s prime minister out of the way so he can stand at the front of the group.

12. Walking up the steps to Air Force One with toilet paper on his shoe.

13. Delivering a speech behind a comically tiny desk.

14. When he basically told a seven-year-old that Santa isn’t real.

15. This bizarre sartorial choice.

16. Holding hands with Theresa May for the first time. (It happened again.)

17. The curious water-drinking style.

18. When he really gripped onto his umbrella.

19. Aaaand when he didn’t even bother take the umbrella with him.

20. Autographing copies of the bible when he was supposed to be meeting Alabama tornado victims.

21. Not really his fault per se, but the strange rumours about Melania being fake are really quite something.

22. The somewhat unnatural standing position.

23. Trying to feed fish while on a trip to Japan but ending up pouring entire box of food into koi pond.

24. Pretending to drive a truck on the White House lawn.

25. Struggling to do the Asean handshake.

26. The bizarre picture that became an immediate meme.

27. Having a really bad tan.

28. Removing his face covering while infected with Covid-19.

29. Crossing out ‘corona’ in his briefing notes and replacing it with ‘Chinese’.

30. Holding a press conference with folders containing ‘blank papers’ despite insisting it’s a business plan.

31. Smiling with the Pope, who actually looks not amused.

32. Joining children in colouring in, but getting the colours of the American flag horrifically wrong.

33. Sending his best wishes to “haters and losers” on the “special date” of 11 September.

34. And finally, posing with a giant envelope from Kim Jong-Un.

Phew. That’s a lot of strange behaviour. We have no doubt there’s even more to keep recapping, but for now we thank Jules Suzdaltsev for the first instalment.

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