It’s been one long, depressing setup to get to this momentary punchline.
As world leaders gathered at the United Nations General Assembly this week, Donald Trump addressed the crowd, touting the nearly unprecedented accomplishments his administration has seen through.
Of course, he added just a touch of extra hyperbole, saying the work they’ve done constitutes “more than any administration in the history of our country.”
The room found that quite funny in so much as anything about this country’s present situation can be funny anymore.
"Today I stand before the United Nations General Assembly to share the extraordinary progress we’ve made. In less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country,” Trump says as he begins his speech at #UNGA pic.twitter.com/hM6YH0h60k
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) September 25, 2018
Here’s some of the reaction to the clip:
And then the Assembly laughed at him. That’s going to be one of the main things remembered about this fiasco. The whole world laughed at him.
— Robin ??? ?? (@robinlkd) September 25, 2018
I decided to watch speech until Trump’s first Lie! Took all of 45 seconds! I’m Out! Sad! #TheResistance
— Scooter_711? (@Scooter71162) September 25, 2018
They all laughed at Trump not with him-in case he doesn’t know it it’s embarrassing to America to be laughed at because of him-
— DIANA (@DDBURNES) September 25, 2018
The fact that the whole room laughed is absolutely wild ???????????????
— B (@iBenae625) September 25, 2018
I hate to break it to you but they were laughing AT you, not with you.
— CanadaYYCgirl (@soccercalgj) September 25, 2018
The world used to respect us but now they laugh at us
— Last Name $anders (@FirstNameTyson) September 25, 2018