The American leader commented Wednesday on the reaction of the public in the UN General Assembly Hall to his speech, where he listed the achievements of his administration.
US President Donald Trump disagreed with reports that world leaders laughed at him in the first few minutes of his speech at the UN General Assembly. According to Trump, the audience did not laugh at him, but with him.
“They were not laughing at me. They were laughing with me,” The Associated Press quoted Trump as telling a press conference in New York the day after his speech from the UN rostrum.
“We had fun. […]. So the fake news said people laughed at President Trump. They did not laugh at me. People had a good time with me. We were doing it together. We had a good time. They respect what I’ve done,” the American president said.
Trump began his speech at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, by listing the accomplishments of his administration. In particular, he said that his administration had achieved more than two years more than any of its predecessors.
From the very first Trump’s sentences the audience of world leaders and diplomats began to chuckle. Trump, hearing this reaction, paused, then smiled and said: “I did not expect that reaction, but that’s OK.”
After that, Trump continued the story about the achievements of his administration. In particular, he said that the US economy “is booming like never before,” and the defence sector of the country “will be the most powerful in its entire history.”
The United States, he said, became “stronger, safer and richer than two years ago.”