Trump just made an absolute fool of himself at the Naval Academy graduation ceremony

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This morning, the president of the United States addressed the graduating class at the Annapolis Naval Academy and quickly grew bored with his prepared script, instead deciding to veer off into patently false boasts and utter gibberish, as he is wont to do.

After rambling on through his usual points about how strong and tremendous and excellent our military that can’t seem to stop crashing its vehicles is, Trump bragged that he had just gotten the troops a pay raise, the biggest pay raise for the first time in ten years – which would have been big news if any of it had been true, as noted by Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale:

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In fact, Trump’s White House asked for a smaller pay raise than the one Congress actually gave them, but minor details like “facts” and “numbers” never really posed much of a problem for Trump before.

Then Trump started ab-libbing, producing a number of ridiculous quotes that would be quite funny if anyone but the president of the United States were saying them, like how the United States has always been a ‘maritime nation,’ which is news to the forty or so states which are landlocked and don’t actually have access to the ocean.

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The president then ran out of material, and asked his mind to make a deal and produce something for him to talk about – and all he was able to get was the name of a reality television show:

Yes, indeed, folks, you heard it here first. America’s Got Talent. But don’t worry – he knows that phrases relating to ships began in the navy:

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At the very least he didn’t use the speech at the Naval Academy to launch into a xenophobic rant about immigrants and how they’re all vicious gang members, which is all we can really expect from him at this point.

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Natalie Dickinson

Natalie is a staff writer for the Washington Press. She graduated from Oberlin College in 2010 and has been freelance blogging and writing for progressive outlets ever since.

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