At least the Donald’s sense of humor appears to be firmer than his grasp of reality. So when a wave of diplomatically polite guffaws rolled over the UN general assembly yesterday in response to his unvarnished boasting, he seems to have gotten the joke:
“In less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country,” Mr Trump continued, eliciting a rumbling from the hall in New York City.” America’s… So true”.
Mr Trump smiled at the interruption, before commenting on it. “I didn’t expect that reaction but that’s okay,” he said.
The part he doesn’t get, of course, is that he is talking rubbish. Other than the long overdue rapprochement with North Korea, a one-off séance with Putin, some solidly conservative judicial appointments and his righteous battle against the Deep State’s Russian meddling hoax, the Donald has been peddling furiously in the wrong direction since day one.