Trump: what part was “meant to be funny?’

DO YOU THINK TRUMP HAS DONE MORE IN AMERICA , IN 2 YEARS, THAN ANY OTHER AMERICAN PRESIDENTIAL ADMINISTRATION AND SHOULD TOUT IT, LIKE HE SAID AT THE UN YESTERDAY?

Some quotes from the article accompanying that video:

“The United States is a stronger, safer and a richer country than when I assumed office less than two years ago,” he said. “We are standing up for America and for the American people, and we are also standing up for the world. This is great news for our citizens and peace-loving people everywhere.”

Z:  TOTALLY agree that he’s standing up for America.  And that is my VERY favorite part about Trump.  The words in red are the ones you might have heard got chuckles from the UN attendees.   I am curious about it, too.   Not sure that’s correct. I hope it is!

“We believe that when nations respect the rights of their neighbors and defend the interests of their people, they can better work to secure the blessings of safety, prosperity and peace,” he said.”

Z:  Again, totally agree and like the way he put it.

BUT the following is slightly nuts and is exactly the kind of thing that rightfully gets criticism:  “Later, when asked by reporters about the laughter his speech received, Trump insisted the part that drew the chuckling was meant to be funny.

What is funny about the words in red I printed above?  Which part does Trump say he said for a laugh, that was “meant to be funny?”

These are the times he tries to save face and falls flat on on it, instead.  Useless, needless, hyper protective…As he’d say ..”that’s bad.”

OR, because Europeans are far (FAR) more modest and rarely tout themselves or their countries, perhaps it just embarrassed them…laughing at his guts to say it rather than what he said.   I hope so.

What do you think?

Z

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24 Responses to Trump: what part was “meant to be funny?’

  1. Mustang says:

    Were I president … two things: first, I would never attend any UN meeting, period. We have embassies and diplomats for that sort of thing and the prestige of the presidency only offers legitimacy to a horribly failed globalist organization. Second, the UN would be looking for a new headquarters, preferably in Europe where failed globalism is a laudable standard.

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  2. bocopro says:

    Three things in public service should always be evaluated with the same good ol’ farmboy skepticism kids used to have instinctively back in the days before runaway deficits, rampant political correctness, “Me-Too!”ism, and gender confusion:

    (1) Politicians who say they want to make the world a better place for all of us
    (2) Politicians who use the words “I,” “me,” and “my” more than “We,” “us,” and “ours” in speeches
    (3) Anybody trying to sell you or convince you of something by beginning with “Tell ya what I’m gonna do for ya, son . . . .”

    And there’s a law of nature which Newton couldn’t have known about but would’ve published if he’d foreseen today’s world: For every US action, there is an equal and opposite over-reaction by Europe, China, and Islam.

    In 2016 Trump was an absolutely necessary emetic for the Murkan gastro-intestinal system, and he remains today the correct management tool for correcting the dangerous port list developed over the past 24 years by his libidinous, ridiculous, and vainglorious predecessors: Slick, Shrub II, and Pseudo.

    Very early in my military career I realized that I often didn’t know the reasons behind distasteful orders, and in many cases I not only disagreed with but disliked some of those in positions of authority over me and my buddies.

    But after I thought about things for a while, a trend appeared which clearly demonstrated that most of the time those unpalatable directives and unsavory assignments were in the best interest of the the unit, the ship, the country, and an increase in the number of stripes on my sleeve.

    For a few years I thought that most of my senior non-coms, officers, and COs had just a little too much loco weed in their Froot Loops. But once I got a gold chinstrap of my own and began reading the source material for directives and operational orders, I began to see that — GASP! — I’d been not only ignorant and narrow-minded but actually wrong in my assessments of how things shoulda been done.

    So I say let’s just let Trump be Trump and keep on keepin on with his stiff new broom, sweepin out the toxic detritus and contaminated protoplasm left by previous administrations. Like a slug of ipecac, given a little time and enough room, he might just purge the system of its pestilential impurities for the benefit of the entire body politic.

    If not, then we can lay him out in a fallow field somewhere in the barrens of New Jersey and let him return to the soil whence he came by pulling him out of the lineup in 2024 and replacing him with a mixed-race, gender-confused, anti-white-privilege, America-is-bad, free-everything-for-everyone-forever twerp with a sealed academic history, a secret religion, a stealth economic policy, and a sieve for a border.

    And now, a choco-chunk cookie and a cuppa to start my day.

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  3. bunkerville says:

    I watched the whole thing…it was one of his best. If you listen to five seconds more, the assembly is applauding him. Trump is being Trump and they have never ever seen someone as honest and out there as he is….just making America great.

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  4. Kid says:

    After the 8 year apology tour and magniicant display of incompetence I can see where the words are necessary to let anyone out in the other nations thinking they can walk all over America while they have their straws stuck well into our midriff, that it’s not going to be happening for another 6 years and change at least. Especially the arab countries who accept our military protection with 80 /bbl oil as a thank you note.

    The only thing potentially valuable about the goings on at the U.N. is the security council but that can be done on a conference call and a news release. Talk about a less than useless organization.

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  5. Baysider says:

    I didn’t even know he was at the UN – v-e-r-y busy these days. But your excerpts are excellent, heart warming! I don’t understand the ‘funny’ part either. BP, I like your perspective. It’s a real life example of Mark Twain’s maxim about thinking his father was so ignorant he couldn’t stand him at 14, then being amazed at how much father had learned by the time Twain was 21.

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  6. Mustang says:

    @ Kid …

    I don’t know how much our annual contribution is to the UN, but anything over $1.39 is a waste of money.

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  7. Kid says:

    @Mustang,

    3.3 billion a year to finance activities totally counter-productive to Americans.

    The current U.N. regular budget calls for $5.4 billion over two years. By a formula based on the size of a country’s economy and other factors, America’s assessment is set at 22 percent, or about $1.2 billion.

    Based on the last Obama administration budget, the United States provided $1.2 billion to the U.N. over two years, and Portman is correct.

    But that’s just for the U.N.’s regular budget. There are over a dozen other U.N. agencies and operations that American dollars also support. The single largest is peacekeeping with a price tag of about $7.8 billion this year alone. The U.S. share of that cost is over 28 percent, or $2.2 billion.

    The next three U.N. agencies — all roughly in the $100 million per year range — are the World Health Organization, the Food and Agriculture Organization and the International Atomic Energy Agency.

    All told, the United States provides about $3.3 billion a year to finance U.N. activities. A 40 percent cut would save taxpayers about $1.3 billion out of the current $4.1 trillion U.S. federal budget. The impact on the U.N. would be substantial, although the precise effect would depend on how the cuts are spread around.

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  8. geeez2014 says:

    Bunkerville “Trump is being Trump and they have never ever seen someone as honest and out there as he is…” And that’s exactly what I mean. Europeans simply don’t pat themselves on the back in politics, it’s simply considered egotistical and unwise…..They’re kind of laughing ‘with him’….

    But….I still wish he didn’t have to add that silly thing about how he meant to be funny….there was no funny line at all. And why would he say he didn’t expect the laugh if he later says he said it to be funny? Ego.

    Mustang; I totally agree an American pres shouldn’t even speak there….it’s just a set-up….except for Obama, who said things THEY wanted to hear 😦 You said to Kid that “anything over $1.39 is a waste of money.” THAT is funny! And true. THEY despise us and WE pay ??? And they LAUGH?

    Kid…exactly….

    Baysider, those are heartwarming, aren’t they! Have always thought that Twain quote perfect!!

    Bocopro “So I say let’s just let Trump be Trump” We don’t have much choice!! We just have to hope things go well……..

    The new Kavanaugh accusations are awful….signed testimony, perjury-vulnerable.

    KAVANAUGH IS SAYING “THIS IS RIDICULOUS AND FROM THE TWILIGHT ZONE~!”
    i believe him more every day..

    And, God forgive me….i DESPISE BLUMENTHAL EVEN MORE TODAY THAN YESTERDAY AND THE DAY BEFORE AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT….AMAZING.

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  9. geeez2014 says:

    SIX FBI CHECKS AND NONE OF THESE ACCUSATIONS SHOWED UP….TODAY’S IS AWFUL!

    SO IT’S FUNNY THE DEMS ARE ASKING FOR FBI INVESTIGATION? KIND OF AN OXYMORON? FROM THE MORONS?

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  10. Kid says:

    Z, signed testimony??

    So Ford lied to 4 other people After 2012 when she decided to mount a campaign to bring down B.K. after noting in 2012 that Romney would likely nominate him to the supreme court if he won. She kicked off this lie campaign by going to a therapist in 2012 with hubby to make the claim. Whup deee doo. Meaningless.

    This 3rd accuser says she was gang raped by people other than B.K but that he and Judge were there spiking the punch bowl and such. And say many parties were like this with girls being gang raped a plenty. Not a single police report. Pathetic !
    Security clearance. She worked in 4 or 5 agencies that obama weaponized while obama was ni office. Motive to lie..

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  11. geeez2014 says:

    Kid, ya, this new one’s apparently signed something that puts her in pretty good jeopardy if they find she lied, which I believe is the case: THEY’RE LYING. Not sure saying “Kavanaugh and Judge were present” means they didn’t participate. But I believe HIM. And I believe these people are loathsome and getting paid big time, and yes, it’s their ideology bringing this one.

    Honestly SIX FBI investigations and NONE of this came up over the years? And so, if the Left sees the FBI “failed,” (as Cuomo said on his show the other night!!), why call for FBI INVESTIGATIONS?! Cracks me up!

    The problem is there’s no way he can prove he didn’t. This whole thing is disgusting.

    By the way; WHY WOULD HONORABLE WOMEN WITH SUPPOSED AXES TO GRIND WITH KAVANAUGH GO TO THE ‘CREEPY PORN LAWYER’? Nobody’s asking that?

    Or did they go to reputable lawyers, none of whom wanted anything to do with this?

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  12. Kid says:

    Yep, not provable, or unprovable, especially since Ford can’t remember what house it was or what year it was.

    Well, the left puts its Army in the court system, so this may be the biggest battle to date for them. Yea, they will stop at nothing at this point.

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  13. Kid says:

    PS, They’ve been calling these people who were in school, or in schools in the area to entice them to come forward with a story that the media probably wrote. One person from Yale has already said reporters called him/her looking for dirt.

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  14. Mal says:

    Yeah, but I believe he handled their laughing well. I also thought he made more points when he continued and said he puts America first and they should all do the same thing for their countries. That shows as our elected President he is representing the people that put him there. ALL the citizens.

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  15. geeez2014 says:

    KID…so if you have heard that, why isn’t that better known? I watch/read almost everything and have never heard they’re calling around…but, of course, who didn’t suspect that, right?

    I love that the Left wants the FBI to investigate, that same FBI which apparently ‘missed’ getting the truth in SIX investigations of Kavanaugh as he worked up the court system!!!

    I believe asking these accusers “WHY WOULD YOU GO TO THE CREEPY PORN LAWYER WITH THIS?” is key…WHY, indeed? Why not a reputable lawyer?
    Or is Avenatti on the payroll of the DNC? And, of course, SOROS…who I believe is behind all of this.

    Mal…he handled the laughing well? He was so upset he lied that he made it to be funny, after saying he “didn’t expect that (laughing) reaction!” WHAT?

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  16. geeez2014 says:

    The more I think of it, the more I wonder why more people aren’t asking WHY AVENATTI???

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  17. Kid says:

    Avennati is trying to build name recognition for a 2020 run.

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  18. bunkerville says:

    Lots of people making lots of money. Avenati declared bankruptcy. But guess what.

    As attorney Robert Barnes has discovered Michael Avenatti has a very disturbing and possibly criminal past.
    Avenatti is deeply in debt — Not just with his failed coffee company but with his law firm which failed to even file his law firm’s income tax returns for 2014, 2015, and 2016.

    On Thursday May 10th Michael Avenatti released a statement saying all fees and and expenses of his case with porn star Stormy Daniels “have either been funded by our client, Ms. Stephanie Clifford, or by donations from our crowdjustice.com From Gateway Pundit

    From a post in May: Michael Avenatti Files: Court Documents Show Porn Star Lawyer Reported $8 Million Windfall in Feb. When he Took on Stormy

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  19. geeez2014 says:

    Kid, of course he is. But WHY AVENATTI? He’s so disreputable and these women go to him?
    And nobody asks why and even LAUGHS about it?

    Bunkerville…all true.

    My question is this: HOW CAN THE MEDIA EVEN TALK ABOUT THIS WITHOUT LAUGHING AT THESE WOMEN FOR PICKING….OF ALL THE LAWYERS IN AMERICA WHO ARE REPUTABLE….AVENATTI?

    This doesn’t have anything to do with his presidential run (who cares?) or his being broke (again, who cares?)………….(I believe it was Tucker Carlson who asked Avenatti ..”isn’t it true Stormy Daniels is now appearing at some strip joint in Ohio? Why aren’t you helping her so she doesn’t have to?” Avenatti’s response was “She likes it.” I swear)

    WHAT DO THESE WOMEN OWE HIM? TO GET HIM ELECTED IN 2020? TO SAVE HIS BANK ACCOUNT? OF COURSE NOT.

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  20. Kid says:

    If the woman is human garbage enough to lie about a SC nominee…..

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  21. Mal says:

    What reaction would’ve been better, Z? It was early on in his speech and what followed was positive, I thought. Anyway, they can think whatever they want; he is head of the strongest county in the world and making a HUGE difference for his people so they can’t argue with his success. They’re probably jealous because it isn’t them! Screw ’em! We don’t need them. Quite the contrary.

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  22. geeez2014 says:

    Mal….I’m not being clear enough. They laughed. WHO CARES? Trump shouldn’t. But it really bothered him enough to say something like “I didn’t expect that reaction (the snickering), but..”
    My point is, if he didn’t expect a laugh, why did he, after the speech, when questioned about the UN laughing at him, say “Well, that’s why I said it…it was meant to be funny”. But, see, there was nothing funny about it, he was just touting his successes.

    That’s all…..You can say “Screw ’em”….I’m not saying “let’s kill them!” but I’m saying he ought to, sometimes, just SHUT UP and take the licks. Who CARES what the UN says or laughs about? he really REALLY does care what people think. When questioned about their laughing, he might have better said “you know, let them laugh. I meant every word I said and most Americans know that, and that’s who I care about, not these people who never vote in our favor and expect us to pay for the whole thing.”

    Done.

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  23. geeez2014 says:

    Just read that Trump said ‘Thank you, Mr. President,” to the Bolivian president who’d just BLASTED Americans “You don’t really want democracy…you did THIS, you did THAT..” Really insulting.

    “Thank you, Mr. President,” Trump responded, and then introduced the Peruvian president.

    THAT is the way to do it. SHUT THEM UP WITH ELEGANCE AND PATIENCE. Good job, Trump!
    LOVE IT ” thank YOU, Mr. Trump!”

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  24. geeez2014 says:

    “china has total respect for Donald Trump’s VERY LARGE BRAIN…they don’t know WHAT to do!”

    PleaSe, let’s say things like that in private, Mr. President……Not every thought needs to be expressed or bragged about. He must feel like everybody hates him to prompt him to say things like this, poor guy.

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