Donald Trump became the laughing stock of the world on Tuesday after the United Nations laughed while he gave a speech gloating his own presidency.
Trump said on Tuesday, “In less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country.”
This caused the audience to burst out in laughter.
“I didn’t expect that reaction, but that’s OK,” Trump said after the laughter died down.
But now he’s claiming that the “fake news” media made it up and that the laughter was done on purpose because the audience was laughing with him and not at him.
“That’s fake news, and it was covered that way,” he said. “OK. So I said that since my election our economy has become the hottest in the world. Tax reductions, regulations, confidence levels are the highest in 18 years, really soon to be historic. Unemployment is the lowest in the history of our country. You look at black unemployment, you look at Asian unemployment, you look at women, 65 years, the unemployment numbers are among the best we’ve ever had, ever.”
Trump then stated the obvious and said that most of the groups were from other countries as if we didn’t know what the United Nations was.
He then claimed that they weren’t “big into clapping, applauding [or] smiling.”
“And I heard a little rustle as I said our country is now stronger than ever before. It is true. I mean it is true. I heard a little rustle. And I said, ‘It is true.’ And I heard smiles,” Trump said, though he didn’t clarify what a smile sounds like.
“I said, ‘I didn’t know there would be’ — they weren’t laughing at me,” he continued. “They were laughing with me. We had fun. That was not laughing at me. So the fake news said, people laughed at President Trump. They didn’t laugh at me. People had a good time with me. We were doing it together.”
Trump’s comments come the same day UN officials claimed that they were not laughing with the U.S. president, but were laughing at him.
Take a look at the video clip below: