President Trump was laughed at during his speech to the United Nations on Tuesday.
Seconds into it, Trump made a boast he regularly makes at his rallies — that his administration has been the most successful in U.S. history.
“My administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country,” Trump said.
But instead of being received with the applause he’s accustomed to at political events, the crowd audibly laughed at Trump. The president responded with an uncomfortable quip about how he “didn’t expect that reaction,” before quickly moving on.
That wasn’t the only time Trump was met with chuckles or groans during his speech. Later, the crowd audibly stirred when Trump accused OPEC nations of “ripping off” the world by making oil prices too high.
At another point, German diplomats appeared to be openly mocking him.
Watch the German delegation’s response at #UNGA when Trump says “Germany will become totally dependent on Russian energy if it does not immediately change course” #UNGA18 #tictocnews pic.twitter.com/gzjhnpav8S
— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) September 25, 2018
Before he ran for president, Trump bashed Obama for allegedly being “a laughing stock to the entire World.”
We need a President who isn't a laughing stock to the entire World. We need a truly great leader, a genius at strategy and winning. Respect!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 9, 2014
By the end of Trump’s speech — during which he criticized the UN Human Rights council, the International Criminal Court, and ideas of globalism — the audience was listening attentively. But on Tuesday, the world still literally laughed at Trump.
UPDATE (9/25, 1:45 p.m.) — The president’s favorite network — Fox News — tweeted out a clip of the remark that prompted the UN to laugh at Trump, but clipped it just before the snickering began so you can’t hear the world laughing at him.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 25, 2018