President TrumpDonald TrumpSix big off-year elections you might be missing Twitter suspends GOP Rep. Banks for misgendering trans health official Meghan McCain to Trump: 'Thanks for the publicity' MORE claimed Tuesday that comments he made at the United Nations General Assembly were "meant to get some laughter."
Trump earlier today when foreign leaders laughed at his claim about his presidency being the most successful: "I didn't expect that reaction, but that's OK."— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) September 25, 2018
Several hours later: "Oh it was great. Well, that was meant to get some laughter."
The audience started to laugh when Trump boasted about his presidential achievements.
"In less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country," Trump said to the assembly.
After the laughter died down, Trump noted that he "didn't expect that reaction, but that's OK."
Sen. Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineObama gives fiery speech for McAuliffe: 'Don't sit this one out' Biden injects new momentum into filibuster fight Democratic frustration with Sinema rises MORE (D-Va.) took the opportunity to poke fun at Trump by resurfacing an old tweet where the president had criticized former President Obama for being "a laughing stock."
I agree. https://t.co/B8FYRjUsJr— Tim Kaine (@timkaine) September 25, 2018