President Donald Trump claimed that his administration “has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country,” drawing laughter from an audience at the United Nations on Tuesday.
“So true,” Trump continued, which caused more laughter in the General Assembly hall.
“Didn’t expect that reaction, but that’s OK,” Trump responded, prompting the loudest response yet from the crowd.
Trump gave his second address before the U.N. General Assembly, which had a less enthusiastic response from global leaders than attendees at his own rallies, where he has made similar boasts.
In June, Trump claimed that he has “accomplished a lot — many believe more than any President in his first 500 days,” pointing to tax and regulation cuts and “Best Economy & Jobs EVER.”
Trump often criticized former President Barack Obama, tweeting he was a “laughing stock to the entire World” because of his ineffective leadership. However, Trump’s own foreign policy has drawn criticism, with polls showing that U.S. favorability has declined since he became President.
Trump’s relationship with the UN has also been strained one, and he has previously characterized the institution as unnecessary. In his speech Tuesday, he slammed countries like Iran, and discussed global trade and mass migration, two cornerstone issues of his presidential campaign.