The Least Self-Aware Statement Ever Made by a President?
President Donald J. Trump, yesterday in the Rose Garden:
At what point does America get demeaned? At what point do they start laughing at us as a country? We want fair treatment for its citizens, and we want fair treatment for our taxpayers. We don’t want other leaders and other countries laughing at us anymore. And they won’t be. They won’t be.
I am not an expert on presidential rhetoric, so there may be better examples out there, but this really has to be one of the least self-aware series of sentences ever uttered by a POTUS.
It also has a weirdly immature, paranoid flourish to it, since it assumes that world leaders all go into a room to laugh at the US because we make such bad deals.