During his trade speech Tuesday, Donald Trump momentarily stumbled over his words and pledged to withdraw “the United Straights” from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
You can probably imagine how social media reacted.
“I’m going to withdraw the United Straights” is probably good a description of Trumpian domestic policy, too.
— Ana Marie Cox (@anamariecox) June 28, 2016
Literally just heard @realDonaldTrump in his live policy speech say, “The United Straights”
I’m dying over here.
— Joe (@ioegreer) June 28, 2016
Omg Trump is such a bad Teleprompter reader that he just misread “United States” as “United Straights” https://t.co/ot18BoIhn7
— John Aravosis (@aravosis) June 28, 2016
United Straights sounds like some weird MRA spin-off grouphttps://t.co/AXEB6CM8Wj
— Brian Tashman (@briantashman) June 28, 2016
The United Straights? Jesus, @gop, get rid of this guy. He’s embarrassing.
— Geoff Ninecow (@geoff9cow) June 28, 2016
although the “religious” right will probably like the idea of “the United Straights” of America https://t.co/fqy3RdvJgc
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) June 28, 2016
Some translated Trump’s comment as “United Straits.”
Aha, a loophole: He’s going to withdraw the United Straits from the TPP, no word on what he’ll do about the United States.
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) June 28, 2016
The United Straits.
— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) June 28, 2016
My favorite United Straits song is “Money for Nothing.”
— Frank Pallotta (@frankpallotta) June 28, 2016
Watch above, via CNN.
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