California Rep. Eric Swalwell (D) mocked President Trump with one in every of his personal tweets after a video of world leaders responding with laughter to Trump’s boasts on the U.N. went viral.
Swalwell retweeted a 2014 message from Trump on Tuesday geared toward former President Obama, through which Trump accuses his predecessor of being “a laughing inventory to the whole world.”
“We’d like a President who is not a laughing inventory to the whole World. We’d like a really nice chief, a genius at technique and profitable. Respect!” Trump wrote within the August 2014 message.
“Simply leaving this right here,” Swalwell added in his personal caption on Tuesday.
Simply leaving this right here. https://t.co/h2fIurZEvF
– Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) September 25, 2018
The California Democrat’s tweet got here hours after a video clip confirmed world leaders laughing in response to Trump’s boasts of his administration’s achievements throughout remarks on the U.N. Normal Meeting. The video was shared hundreds of occasions on social media.
“In lower than two years, my administration has achieved greater than virtually any administration within the historical past of our nation,” Trump says within the video.
After the laughter dies down, Trump continues, noting that he “did not anticipate that response, however that is OK.”
Hours later, the president would inform reporters that the traces was supposedly anticipated to illicit laughter from his viewers.
“Oh it was nice. Nicely, that was meant to get some laughter,” he instructed CNN’s Kaitlan Collins.
Requested about how his speech on the UN Normal Meeting prompted laughter right this moment, Trump says, “Oh it was nice. Nicely that was meant to get some laughter, but it surely was nice.” The road he says was meant to be humorous: pic.twitter.com/L9Wz6wA1im
– Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) September 25, 2018
An analogous jab on the president from Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine (D) was additionally shared hundreds of occasions on Tuesday.