Honestly, with the four years of his presidency being some kind of horrifying fever dream, we’re not surprised that Trump may have forgotten a few things about his tenure. Unfortunately for him, that happened during a rally on Saturday.
Speaking at another one of his Save America campaign events – this time in Des Moines, Iowa – the former Potus said that defeating “100 per cent” of the ISIS caliphate and “rebuilding the military” was “much tougher than withdrawing [troops] from Pakistan”.
Quickly realising his mistake, the Republican corrected himself – US forces left Afghanistan in August, ending a 20-year war in the country – and said it was something “we wanted to do”.
“By the way, speaking of Pakistan, Pakistan would have helped us, but we didn’t ask them for the help,” he added, saying that the US gives “billions and billions” of dollars a year to the country, but they “don’t do anything for us”.
He also described the Taliban as “good fighters” and the Afghanistan conflict as “the most embarrassing event in the history of our country”.
Trump gets confused and starts talking about withdrawing from Pakistan https://t.co/8uOJpuirFV— Acyn (@Acyn) 1633828973
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However, for Twitter users, it looks as though Trump’s mix-up was more embarrassing, as they ridiculed the politician’s blunder – some even brought up the “person, woman, man, camera, TV” meme, which surfaced after the ex-president said he had taken a cognitive test which he apparently “aced”:
@Acyn He's getting close... remember when he said he ordered missiles strike on Iraq rather than Syria...— (fully chipped)Sinister.Cabal.BOT (@(fully chipped)Sinister.Cabal.BOT) 1633829506
@Acyn The geography department at Trump University was severely underfunded.— Twice-Impeached, One-Term Trumpy (parody) (@Twice-Impeached, One-Term Trumpy (parody)) 1633833664
@Acyn https://t.co/1TpdrxkYwx— JJDiane ❤️🏳️🌈🗽 (@JJDiane ❤️🏳️🌈🗽) 1633829323
@Acyn Person, man, TV, Pakistan 😬— Ambien®️ (@Ambien®️) 1633829952
@Acyn The teleprompter crew https://t.co/9SGhDsA4gV— remmy robertson (@remmy robertson) 1633829215
@Acyn https://t.co/i2vMMHl7oJ— WTF Seriously (@WTF Seriously) 1633829102
@Acyn Person uh woman uh...— Wendy DarlingⓂ️Ⓜ️ #MeidasMighty OG🧚🌊 (@Wendy DarlingⓂ️Ⓜ️ #MeidasMighty OG🧚🌊) 1633829653
@Acyn The audience doesn't listen or understand what he's talking about. Only listen to sound of voice. They are in… https://t.co/gTg8JSrAsb— lizwonders (@lizwonders) 1633829663
@Acyn i love when he screws up while talking and then decides i'm just going to see where i can go with this rabbit hole— Dad Jokes Panda (@Dad Jokes Panda) 1633829163
*stares in Pakistani* https://t.co/X415scjFys— Arsalan Iftikhar (@Arsalan Iftikhar) 1633831520
Ah, yes, and Biden is the one in mental decline https://t.co/q2c45bptSm— Robert Swartwood (@Robert Swartwood) 1633829830
We just think it’s rather fitting that a man named Trump suffered an unfortunate brain fart.