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World Leaders Laughed At Trump's Claim That Things Are Going Great Since He Took Over

“Didn’t expect that reaction, but that’s okay.”

Last updated on September 25, 2018, at 3:53 p.m. ET

Posted on September 25, 2018, at 11:44 a.m. ET

President Donald Trump gave his second address before the UN General Assembly in New York City on Tuesday, and it went...fine. It went fine.

Bryan R. Smith / AFP / Getty Images

Well, as fine as can be when you get a bit more than a chuckle from the crowd when talking about how great things have been going since you took office.

Trump: "My administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country." UN General Assembly: *laughs*

“Today, I stand before the United Nations General Assembly to share the extraordinary progress we’ve made,” Trump declared. “In less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country. America’s — so true.”

At that, the normally staid General Assembly Hall broke out into a chorus of chortles and guffaws.

“Didn’t expect that reaction, but that’s okay,” Trump said with a smile, before continuing on with his speech.

It was truly an awkward moment for a place that’s known for, you know, being diplomatic.

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Twitter was quickly filled with people pointing out just how badly you have to be doing for an entire hall filled with diplomats to laugh at something that wasn’t a joke.

I think he may be "rounding up" here...

And making matters more yikes, Trump had tweeted back in 2014 that the US needs “a President who isn’t a laughing stock to the entire World.”

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!

The rest of his speech didn’t go over too well either, for that matter...

#Sweden🇸🇪 delegation when #Trump calls countries to resist 'socialism' at #UNGA General Debate. Props @UNWebTV for catching that diplomats found it hard to keep their poker faces.


Things apparently weren’t too much better in the press room where foreign journalists were watching Trump’s speech.

More laughter at "Make their countries great again."

But the speech wasn’t entirely without fans.

UN general assembly were laughing at first, when @realDonaldTrump began his speech but once he started, they weren't laughing anymore. Reality check! #UNGA #Trump

Our great president, @realDonaldTrump, addressing the UN General Assembly: "America is governed by America. We reject the idea of globalism and we accept the doctrine of patriotism." Finally, a President who truly puts #AmericaFirst. Thank you, President Trump! #UNGA

Trump later tried to play off the laughter as something he was inviting which...sure. Okay.

Trump on laughter at UN during speech: “Oh it was great. Well that was meant to get some laughter, but it was great.”

By the time the speech had ended, the mood had died down a little.


But Trump still has a UN Security Council event to chair on Wednesday, if he wants to tune up his material.

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