World leaders laughed Tuesday after President Donald Trump said in a speech to the United Nations General Assembly that his administration had accomplished more than any other in American history.
“In less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country,” Trump said near the start of a speech before the assembled world leaders, prompting audible laughter.
“It’s so true,” Trump continued, before acknowledging the laughter.
“I didn’t expect that reaction, but that’s okay,” he said, smirking and raising his eyebrows.
It’s unusual for a U.S. president to draw unintentional laughs at a gathering of world leaders, and Trump has long complained that foreign governments are laughing at the U.S. for what he views as weak policies on trade and other issues.
“They laugh at us. Behind our backs, they laugh at us because of our own stupidity,” he said in an appearance on “Larry King Live” three decades ago, according to NPR.