Another day, another completely stupid controversy.
Twitter is currently freaking out over the remark President Trump made in the presence of Panama’s leader President Juan Carolos Varela.
Trump meets w/ the leader of Panama, says "we did a good job building" the Panama Canal—a structure that's been around for 100+ years ago. pic.twitter.com/uUBJKVDjAP
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 19, 2017
Varela quietly responded, “Yes. One hundred years ago.”
Look. I don’t know why Trump mentioned it, but who cares? This is classic Trump. It’s not surprising. It’s not offensive. He didn’t take credit for building the freaking canal. Trump likes to brag about America. Big deal.
But oh, the outrage.
Panama Canal: Trump shows his incompetence with leaders of small nations as well as large. Again embarrassing the country.
— Nathaniel Spuewell (@natespuewell) June 19, 2017
President Trump asks for credit for building Panama Canal.
Panama's Leader reminds him it was 100 yrs ago. https://t.co/dWAXRTRGfg
— Jesse Ferguson (@JesseFFerguson) June 19, 2017
Breaking: Trump takes a break from taking credit for all of Obama's accomplishments and instead takes credit for building the Panama Canal.
— Marie Connor (@thistallawkgirl) June 19, 2017
Pres Trump told the president of Panama the Panama Canal is "doing quite well," & the U.S. “did a good job building it.” It opened in 1914. pic.twitter.com/kBaA2qg1FR
— AJ+ (@ajplus) June 19, 2017
Oh, dear God.
Trump is meeting with Panama's leader at WH.
"The Panama Canal is doing quite well. We did a good job building it, right?"
— Holly O'Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) June 19, 2017
The idiot, oh, sorry, I meant @realDonaldTrump speaks like he's the 1 that built Panama Canal .Good grief, when is this going 2 end already?
— Patricia S. Meisels (@psmeisels) June 19, 2017
No. This is what it sounds like when POTUS is actually PROUD of past U.S. accomplishments. I realize you’re still not used to that.
It's good to know that the Panama Canal is doing OK. I was worried there for a moment.🙄
— TomTerrific (@rocket_man880) June 19, 2017
The Panama Canal is at least 100 years old, trump is such an idiot, the man wasn't even born.
— 🌻ANNA 🌻 (@AuntLulie) June 19, 2017
HE DIDN’T SUGGEST HE BUILT IT.
— ❄️ Dr. A ❄️ (@AAPsyc) June 19, 2017
Turns out "we did a good job building" the Panama Canal. Hahaha. This guy is just embarrassing.
— Michael Park (@park24hrs) June 19, 2017
It was a goofy, light-hearted comment. Lighten up, people.