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“He did it in the Trumpian way”

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Members of the United Nations General Assembly laughed at Trump more once yesterday, but the White House has tried to brush it off by claiming Trump meant to say something funny. They would like you to believe that other nations were laughing with Trump, not at him.

That is definitely not the case according to diplomats who spoke to Buzzfeed News.

If there was a joke in the room, it was Trump himself.

“Sometimes, when we see a behavior or listen to arguments or notions that seem so far-fetched, unreasonable, or insane, there is almost natural reaction of laughing,” one Latin American diplomat said, speaking off the record so he could speak freely.

The diplomat added, “It is not laughing at a good joke, but a nervous laugh, or a bad joke turned laughable precisely because the guy who tells the joke doesn't realize how bad it is.” [...]

His words in the opening part of the speech were clearly addressed to [a] domestic audience,” wrote one European diplomat in a message that noted that other world leaders do the same. “But as he did it in the Trumpian way (bragging ridiculously about being one of the best administrations in history) people in the audience reacted how they reacted.”

“What would resonate well at a political rally in America sounded a little awkward at the UN General Assembly,” the diplomat added.

"Trumpian" has entered the global diplomatic lexicon.

We may never recover from this.