The United States President, Donald Trump on Tuesday made a rhetoric remark at the General Assembly of the United Nations when he accused the International Criminal Court of lacking any legitimacy, saying it violated “all principles of justice”.
“As far as America is concerned, the ICC has no jurisdiction, no legitimacy, and no authority,” Trump said of the world court.
“The ICC claims near-universal jurisdiction over the citizens of every country, violating all principles of justice, fairness, and due process. We will never surrender America’s sovereignty to an unelected, unaccountable global bureaucracy.”
The Moment That Got Everyone Laughing At Trump
Oh, how about Jim Carrey? Or Donald Sutherland. Naomi Klein? Neil Young? Tegan & Sara, Grimes. They all live in the US while spouting off about how bad America is under Trump. But that's O.K., because a bunch of LW American celebs moved to Canada after Trump's win. Didn't they?🧐
— Great Gabbert (@TheGreatGabbert) September 26, 2018
After he was laughed at on the world stage in an embarrassing moment on Tuesday, President Donald Trump is now claiming that his boasts to the United Nations General Assembly about his accomplishments in office were “meant to get some laughter.”
America is disgraceful under tRump. The whole leadership of the world laughed at him today. Must have been his worst nightmare come true 🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/kfKNurR3Sh
— Chris Vickerson🇨🇦 (@chris_vickerson) September 26, 2018
Trump on laughter at UN during speech: “Oh it was great. Well that was meant to get some laughter, but it was great.”
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) September 25, 2018
CNN’s Jim Acosta reported on Twitter Tuesday afternoon:
“Trump on laughter at UN during speech: ‘Oh it was great. Well that was meant to get some laughter, but it was great.’ “
The room full of world leaders at the General Assembly Hall rippled with laughter on Tuesday after the president claimed in his signature hyperbolic style that his administration “has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country.”
Critics on Twitter mocked Trump over the moment, with many arguing that the crowd was laughing at him rather than with him.
Some also pointed out that Trump has often tweeted in the past about other countries laughing at the United States’ leadership.