And Twitter users are joining in with jeers of their own.
Many pointed to an old slam Trump directed at President Barack Obama that isn’t aging well:
We need a President who isn't a laughing stock to the entire World. We need a truly great leader, a genius at strategy and winning. Respect!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 9, 2014
Trump later claimed he meant to make his fellow leaders laugh.
However, it’s not the only time Trump made such a comment, as Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show” pointed out:
Trump promised that if he became President, the world would no longer be laughing at the U.S.
So, how's that going? pic.twitter.com/5oMAWQjMD9
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) September 26, 2018
The irony of the world laughing at Trump after years of those kinds of remarks wasn’t lost on Twitter users:
I see he made the always solid decision to open with a joke https://t.co/t62lz36RbB
— Andy Richter (@AndyRichter) September 25, 2018
Trump addressing the UN got big laughs on this line -: “My administration has accomplished more than any other administration in the history of our country. So true,"
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) September 25, 2018
(nervous laughter from rest of the world) https://t.co/i1s6XJMnL2
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) September 25, 2018
— son of an asylum seeker, father of an immigrant (@doctorow) September 25, 2018
We're splitting our guts! As is the world. The devil, they say, hates nothing more than being laughed at.
— BW (@BeHereNow183) September 26, 2018
Feel like the UN audience is on to something by laughing at Trump - he was clearly embarassed. Maybe we should all just laugh every time he speaks? Reporters, audience members, everyone. Start a cackling wave & shame him into resignation. Thoughts?
— Rogue WH Snr Advisor (@RogueSNRadvisor) September 25, 2018
“America is respected again.”
- Donald Trump in Elkhart, IN
“We are respected again, I can tell you that.”
- Donald Trump to US Naval Academy
“Our country is respected again.”
- Donald Trump in Springfield, MO
The world literally laughs at Donald Trump.pic.twitter.com/ejHFCebypM
— TDP (@TDPattillo) September 25, 2018
Comedian Donald Trump is getting laughs from the crowd at #UNGA, which is great news for his booking agent, Vladamir Putin.
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) September 25, 2018
— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) September 25, 2018
Chris Rock couldn’t have made that United Nations crowd laugh any louder than they did at Trump lying about his accomplishments. That’s what happens when he tries his MAGA rally nonsense on people who aren’t completely brainwashed.
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) September 25, 2018
— Swalklanexw Dallas Guss (@SeaWolf510) September 25, 2018
They’re laughing because this image is stuck in the entire worlds head. pic.twitter.com/IFsHoVfkje
— The Truth (@mossman404) September 25, 2018
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