When one tweets as often as the president of the United States, it's fair odds that there will be some contradictions. But when it comes to Donald Trump, there really is a tweet for everything. When Donald Trump makes a statement--be it about anything from Bob Woodward to the electoral college to anonymous sources--chances are, one of his past tweets says the opposite. Today is no different.
As Trump began his remarks at the United Nations General Summit, he boasted--as he often does--that his presidency has been more successful in its first two years than any president's in history.
And the crowd went wild...with laughter.
To add insult to injury, one of the most vocal critics of Donald Trump's performance today would likely be Donald Trump in 2014.
This made Twitter users laugh even harder.
And the president was undoubtedly irked when Americans compared him to his arch-rival former President Barack Obama, to whom the tweet originally referred.
But for some, concern outweighed comedy by far.
The idea of world leaders laughing at a United States president wasn't exactly hilarious.
When the assembly members began to laugh, Trump remarked:
Didn't expect that reaction, but that's okay.
While Trump probably didn't expect the reaction, the collection of diplomats likely expected the talking points of his speech.
He emphasized American sovereignty and disparaged the effort for globalism.
“America is governed by Americans. We reject the ideology of globalism and we embrace the doctrine of patriotism.”
The president appeared to praise nationalism while addressing a milestone network aimed at diplomacy and collaboration between a vast array of countries. The line stood out on Twitter nearly as much as the laughter from diplomats.
Donald Trump may have had hundreds of diplomats and ambassadors in stitches, but for many of the American people, he's brought the country to tatters.