Mika: ‘World Is Laughing’ at Trump and America ‘Has Become the Butt of a Big Joke’
President Donald Trump addressed the United Nations yesterday and opened his General Assembly speech by boasting of his administration accomplishments. “In less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country,” Trump said.
It’s a line that he has used on the campaign trail many times, but the first rule of oratory is “know your audience,” and this crowd was not Trump rally attendees who love to see him brag.
At least that’s how it appeared, as many of the diplomats and world leaders in attendance could not refrain from openly laughing at Trump’s braggadocio. As laughter broke out in the hall, Trump added, “So true.” Following more laughter, Trump said, “Didn’t expect that reaction, but that’s okay.”
The United Nations openly laughing at the leader of the free world is not a good look for President Trump or the United States. But was this a significant moment? Morning Joe host Mika Brzezinski thinks so. She opened the show with the clip and this to say:
“I think it was a significant moment. What you saw there tells you a lot of how the world leaders see Donald Trump. And they are openly laughing at him. At his tweets, and his loyalty oaths, at his sexism, and his makeshift meetings with dictators, at his lies and his reality show policies, aren’t they? The world is laughing at the President of the United States. And Donald Trump’s America has become the butt of a big joke.”
Worth noting that during the Obama administration, then-candidate Donald Trump consistently undermined America’s global standing by claiming that the world was “laughing at us!” But never has any sitting president been openly mocked on such a global stage like this, so in that regard, Brzezinski is right. It is significant.
Watch the clip above, courtesy of MSNBC.
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