President Donald Trump met with Polish President Andrezj Duda in the Oval Office today and as is almost always the case when our buffoon-in-chief meets with a foreign head of state, it was only a matter of time before he embarrassed himself in some fashion. Reporters didn’t have to wait long this time.
After rambling for a bit in his usual inane manner, he was asked about the possibility of him taking a trip to Poland. Rather than making some brief laudatory comments about Poland and his own eagerness to visit, Trump’s ego prompted him to focus on praising himself, with humiliating implications.
Trump said he had an “incredible time” during his recent trip to Europe and called his own D-Day commemoration speech “special” to the people of Poland and said that he knows it was a “very important speech.”
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“You people even gave me very high marks on that speech,” Trump said, before mashing the hyperbole button. “I could say it but I don’t want to say it but some people said it was the best speech ever made by a president in Europe. But I did not say that I’m just quoting other people.
Of course, Trump did say it and one doubts that anyone except for him believes it. The president often trots out unnamed “people” when he wants to heap accolades on himself. The idea that anyone could actually believe he delivered the greatest speech Europe has ever seen from an American president is beyond parody.
Keep in mind it was in Europe that President Reagan demanded Gorbachev tear down the Berlin wall. It was in Europe that JFK told a divided Germany that he too was a Berliner as a sign of solidarity. Those two are just the tip of the iceberg too. One would have to be completely ignorant of history to think that any of the word soup that comes dribbling out of Trump’s mouth could qualify as a good speech, let alone compare it to any of the countless brilliant speeches from his predecessors. This man’s delusions know no bounds.
Watch the clip below.
Peak Trump: He says his D-Day commemoration speech in Europe was "considered a very important speech … some people said it was the best speech ever made by a president in Europe. But I did not say that, I'm just quoting other people." pic.twitter.com/hwSz2SrhX6
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 12, 2019
The full speech can be seen through ABC’s coverage.
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— ABC News (@ABC) June 12, 2019