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8 Embarrassing Moments During Trump’s Time in The Office

As we are trying to accommodate the fact that former President Donald Trump might tap into his second presidency at the White House, we can’t help but wonder why, and if God’s plan is possibly more intricate than we could have ever thought. On a lighter note, maybe a second candidacy would set the stage for a beautiful, blooming redemption arc. Wouldn’t that make a great Hollywood movie in the end?

I’m just kidding. Besides wondering why (and trust me, if I were able to write an article with the title Donald Trump: soon to be president again, filled only with ‘why’s’, I would’ve), we can remember some of the silliest and awkward things that had him as the main character.

Because it seems that Donald Trump was born to be a main character, and he won’t stop until he proves us so. So yes, without further ado, let’s remember all the times he seemed to be taken out of a Family Guy episode.

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#lastnightinSweden

In the opening months of his presidency, Trump increased his popularity and held rallies to keep his base fired up. One of the most well-known events was in Melbourne, Florida, in February 2017.

The audience got the show they were expecting, complete with Air Force One pulling up to the rally. But like many other times during his tenure, Trump’s words at home rattled a nation thousands of miles away.

Moreover, during a tirade against illegal migrants, Trump pointed out that there might have been a terrorist attack in Sweden the night before. But the way he stated it was very much his style: “Sweden, who would believe this? Sweden!”

One small problem with this claim is that there wasn’t any attack. The remarks seemed to have prompted a confused call from the Swedish embassy to the US State Department, where they basically asked for well-deserved clarification.

A perfect piece of chocolate cake

During his first bilateral summit as president, which took place nowhere else than Trump’s luxury Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, the former US President welcomed Chinese President Xi Jinping.

The two smiled and waved to the flashing cameras to quell some of the tensions that have been slowly building ever since Trump ran for office and accused Beijing of unfair trade practices. However, at the same time, there was another country that was dominating the news, with pictures of a chemical attack by government forces against civilians in Khan Shaykhun infuriating people around the world.

As Trump and Xi dined, the former president decided to order the destruction of a Syrian airbase with Tomahawk missiles and send a message to President Bashar Al-Assad. Later on, he was asked about the event, and his focus seemed to have been on the wrong events. You see, he decided to talk about the delicious piece of chocolate cake that he and President Xi enjoyed together.

The “shove”

Naturally, a NATO meeting is nothing but a formulaic gathering of military allies who send out boring official statements and reaffirm the same old relationships and commitments. However, when former President Donald Trump was around, nothing was normal.

In May 2017, Trump made everyone wonder how he would behave at his first NATO meeting with world leaders in Brussels. If you remember well, the concerns were valid, especially since he trashed the organization during his campaign, referring to it as “obsolete.”.

Predictably enough, Trump criticized them again during the meeting, demanding members pay their fair share to the organization set up in 1949 to fight the growing Soviet influence in Europe. As world leaders were gathering for the official photo, Trump was spotted shoving aside Montenegro’s Prime Minister Dusko Markovic in what seemed to have been an attempt to get to the front of the photo line.

The paper towel launch

A natural disaster is a devastating and horrific event that oftentimes tests the human spirit in ways you can’t imagine. However, it is also a good time for a president to get positive press by showing a lot of compassion and kindness in the aftermath.

You can consider it a rating boost, especially in Donald J. Trump’s terms. That’s probably why, when the powerful Hurricane Maria ruined Puerto Rico back in September 2017, it was a moment for the US President to earn some political points.

Hundreds of people died, thousands were homeless, and many more were left without power. Two weeks after the event, Trump and former First Lady Melania Trump visited San Juan to assess the damage.

Trump discussed this with emergency management officials and victims and visited the devastated area. However, he didn’t leave until he did something completely out of the norm and, why not, awkward and awful?

As he was visiting a church, he decided it would be a good idea to help distribute the supplies. The cameras were rolling, and that’s when he decided to toss the paper towels up in the air for the victims. That’s right. Something only he could do.

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Trump salutes an enemy’s general.

Trump’s love affair with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is probably one of his lasting foreign policy legacies. If you remember well, he was the first sitting US president to meet with the North Korean leader, which is definitely something, considering that the two countries have no formal diplomatic relations.

The two men had initially threatened each other, with the former US president referring to the North Korean dictator as “Rocket Man.” The North Koreans seemed to have returned the barb, naming Trump a “dotard.” Ultimately, the two leaders held summits in Singapore and Vietnam to hash out their differences.

The Santa Call

Collman Lloyd received the phone call of a lifetime on December 24, 2018. The former president of the United States wished the seven-year-old girl a Merry Christmas, but what seemed to be a dream call for any Christmas-obsessed child turned into a peculiar event.

Again, probably because Trump did it. After some chit-chat next to the White House fireplace, TV cameras caught the former president asking the child the big question. “Are you still a believer in Santa? Because at seven, it’s marginal, right?” It is silly of you to think that someone who receives daily classified briefings could hold his mouth when it comes to Santa-related information.

The night of fast food

Just imagine you receive an invitation to the White House to dine with no one else but the US president. If this shouldn’t be considered an honor, I don’t know what else! You dress up, you’re on your best behavior, and you’re hoping to sit in the state dining room with other celebrities and world leaders.

You get there, and you hold your breath, realizing you just stepped into one of the most famous houses on the planet. Then, the president arrives, and so does the main course, consisting of Filet-O-Fish and Big Macs.

That’s exactly what happened when the Clemson Tigers, winners of the college football championship, arrived at the White House back in January 2019. They served pizzas, 300 hamburgers, and lots of french fries.

Former president Donald Trump boasted to reporters his select selection of foods from KFC, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, and Burger King, served on silver platters. It sounds like a movie, but it wasn’t. Just a regular day in the life of a peculiar president.

Greenland’s for sale

It sounds like the beginning of a joke: the US President wishes to buy Greenland. Whispers about the weird request initiated trickled out in August 2019.

But right after a Wall Street Journal story cited sources stating it was true, Trump once again found himself in the middle of a weird quarrel with a close NATO ally. Only this time, it was Denmark, the kingdom that oversees the northern territory.

Also, can someone please explain to me why “The Trumpinator” isn’t the number one face of Trump’s campaign? I think we should sign a petition for this, what do you think?

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