President Donald Trump on Tuesday addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York and was met with laughter after he boasted that his presidency was one of the greatest ever.
"America is governed by Americans," the president told the Assembly (as if this were ever in question) as he began his speech.
"In less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country," Trump said. "So true," he added, which was promptly followed by laughter in the chamber.
"Didn't expect that reaction, but that's ok," Trump then joked.
WATCH: Laughter in UN General Assembly as President Trump touts his administration's progress in past 2 years: "Did… https://t.co/xn7vResWKF— NBC News (@NBC News) 1537886616.0
This is what it looks like when the world is literally laughing at you.
@NBCNews United States is literally the laughing stock of the entire world.— André 🤪 (@André 🤪) 1537886820.0
@andreviens @NBCNews They’re laughing at him, not America.— JJ GAMBINO (@JJ GAMBINO) 1537887456.0
@Rtn4452Randy @n69n @NBCNews We are now officially the laughing stock of the world.— Hieronymus McGillicuddy (@Hieronymus McGillicuddy) 1537888486.0
@NBCNews @realDonaldTrump Hey Donnie. I know social ques can be particularly tough for sociopaths so I thought I w… https://t.co/2fsEBs9KUr— Eli (@Eli) 1537887540.0
"America’s economy is booming like never before. Since my election we have added $10 trillion in wealth. The stock market is at an all-time high — $10 trillion in wealth, and the stock market is at an all-time high. African-American, Hispanic-American, and Asian-American unemployment have achieved the lowest levels ever recorded."
"We have added 4 million new jobs including half a million manufacturing jobs. We have passed the biggest tax cuts and reforms in American history. We have started the construction of a major border wall and we have greatly strengthened border security. We have secured record funding for our military, $700 billion this year and $716 billion next year. Our military will soon be more powerful than it has ever been before."
Americans are embarrassed.
@NBCNews This is embarrassing . No respect from the rest of the world— Sassi (@Sassi) 1537886992.0
@YSLfrenchie @NBCNews HE is embarrassing. #ImpeachTrump— Pie Baker Brown (@Pie Baker Brown) 1537887318.0
@NBCNews Trump bragging & whining-no humility or sensitivity to our long-term allies-an embarrassment to the rest o… https://t.co/iMySelEqH5— Angelo (Andy)Onorato Navy Vet (@Angelo (Andy)Onorato Navy Vet) 1537888208.0
@NBCNews Trump just said we believe in the rule of law. Laughable considering his continuing obstruction of justice. So sad.— Angelo (Andy)Onorato Navy Vet (@Angelo (Andy)Onorato Navy Vet) 1537888566.0
@NBCNews For the love of all that is holy, someone just please turn his mic off - I'm running out of IQ points.— Cullen (@Cullen) 1537886949.0
Does this all seem familiar? It should.
During Barack Obama's presidency, Trump tweeted - six times - that the United States had become the laughing stock of the world.
There is always a tweet.
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 (@Donald J. Trump) 1407569450.0
Obama, of course, was never an international punchline.
There was little discernable difference between Trump's speech to the UN and one he might give at a MAGA rally.
"The US is the world’s largest giver by far of foreign aid," Trump complained. "Few give anything to us."
"Moving forward, we will only give foreign aid to those who respect us and our friends," the president declared. "We expect other countries to pay their fair share for the cost of their defense."
The theme was "America First," and if necessary, America alone.
"We reject the ideology of globalism and we embrace the doctrine of patriotism."
@NBCNews The entire world thought this was humorous. This is exactly how far we have fallen with this administratio… https://t.co/cSRGBL2qpY— Desert Time Traveler (@Desert Time Traveler) 1537887466.0
“Together, let us choose a future of patriotism prosperity and pride,” Trump said. “Let us choose peace and freedom over domination and defeat. Let us come here to this place to stand for our people and their nations. Forever strong, forever sovereign, forever just.”
Overall, Trump's message was par for the course for Trump––peace through strength. And leave us alone.