Call it the tale of two perspectives, depending on whether you hate President Donald Trump or not.
While somewhat overshadowed by the DC clown show that has become the Supreme Court nomination process for Brett Kavanaugh, Trump gave a speech before the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday and there was a moment when the room broke out in laughter to the president’s remarks.
“In less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country,” the president said, which prompted the response.
“So true,” Trump said, amid laughter that seemed to be more about his braggadocio than his assertion. This reply resulted in more chuckling.
“Didn’t expect that reaction, but that’s okay,” he then added, with a laugh of his own, turning it into a moment of levity.
Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade saw in that same light, offering an even-handed take of the moment.
“I liked the president — I liked his comment and I like the reaction, and then when he said I wasn’t expecting that reaction, I liked it when everyone laughed afterward,” the “Fox & Friends” co-host said.
Kilmeade dismissed the left’s take on the moment, saying he was “taken aback by the way other people said the world is laughing at us. I think they were having fun.”
“It was good, unscripted moment in a very scripted situation,” he noted. “I couldn’t believe how people twisted it.”
People like the hate-filled Trump Derangement Syndrome crowd, like MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski, who was quick to make a mountain out of a molehill..
“I think it was a significant moment,” Brzezinski declared. “What you saw there tells you a lot of how the world leaders see Donald Trump. And they are openly laughing at him.”
Using that moment as a springboard, the Resistance queen expanded her criticism to include a laundry list of perceived liberal complaints.
“At his tweets, and his loyalty oaths, at his sexism, and his makeshift meetings with dictators, at his lies and his reality show policies, aren’t they?” Brzezinski continued. “The world is laughing at the President of the United States. And Donald Trump’s America has become the butt of a big joke.”
Of course, herein lies the difference between the left and the right. Progressives yearn to win the praise of do-nothing United Nations diplomats, while conservatives see the organization as the useless body that it is.
In fact, a common theme online was that this laughter is looked upon as a “badge of honor” … even from some who despise Trump.
The speech was indeed laughable (as is Trump generally), but I'll be damned if I ever defer to the wisdom of *that* crowd. Getting ridiculed at the UN is a badge of honor.
— Benjamin Klafter (@BizDevBen) September 25, 2018
Despots of the world snickering at Trump =badge of honor. No more Bowing Barry.
— USA007 (@USA0077) September 26, 2018
The disrespect by the UN is how you can tell Trump is standing up for America. He should wear it like a badge of honor.
— Mike (@smike61) September 26, 2018
Let globalists laugh. Their laugh is OUR BADGE OF HONOR‼️
— TRUMP MAGA (@QualitySMC) September 26, 2018
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