comScore

Ali Velshi Slams Trump For ‘Full-Up Weird’ Presser With Japan PM: ‘That Was an Infomercial For Mar-a-Lago’

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump used a press opportunity with Japanese President Shinzo Abe to tout Mar-a-Lago as the southern White House.

“Many of the world’s great leaders request to come to Mar-a-Lago and Palm Beach. They like it. I like it. We’re comfortable. We have great relationships as you remember,” Trump said seated on a couch next to Abe at the start of the bizarre presser at Trump’s Florida club Tuesday afternoon.

Trump’s shilling for his exclusive private golf club did not go unnoticed by MSNBC’s Ali Velshi, who noted the whole thing was “full-up weird.”

“I hope Richard Painter was listening to that,” Velshi said. “But that was an infomercial for Mar-a-Lago, which shouldn’t make any sense. It’s a private club, and the president was touting it.”

Velshi also noted it wasn’t the only thing that was a bit odd about Trump’s remarks during the press opportunity shortly after the arrival of Abe to Mar-a-Lago.

“He said some very strange things, that the Olympics would have been a failure without the United States, it would not have happened and that people don’t know that the Korean war has not ended,” Velshi stressed, before adding, “Yes, Mr. President, people know that the Korean war hasn’t ended.”

Watch above via MSNBC.

[featured image via screengrab]

Have a tip we should know? [email protected]

Filed Under: