On 25 September, US President Donald Trump gave a speech at the annual gathering of the UN General Assembly. Whereas during last year’s meeting he laid out his ‘America First’ vision, this year he decided to use his speech as an opportunity to brag about his administration’s ‘achievements’. But almost as soon as he began his boasting, his preposterous claims were met with open laughter by the audience. And Twitter has since erupted in mockery.
About 120 world leaders gathered at the UN headquarters in New York City for the event. And just two sentences into Trump’s speech, many of them started laughing at the absurdity of its content. He said: