At least twice during his joint press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron, President Donald Trump informed people of facts they didn’t know or may have forgotten — or so he thought.
Speaking in Paris, Trump said, “France is America’s first and oldest ally. A lot of people don’t know that,” and followed that statement moments later with, “France helped us secure our independence, a lot of people forget.”
It turns out that uttering the phrases “a lot of people don’t know that” and “a lot of people forget” before stating well-known historical facts makes for instant meme-fication in 2017.
Referring to fact France was USA's first ally, Trump says,: "A lot of people don't know that." I think that means, "I didn't know that."— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) July 13, 2017
A lot of people don't know that France is the US's oldest ally, says the man who lives across the street from Lafayette Square— Anthony Zurcher (@awzurcher) July 13, 2017
France has the best crêpes in the world. A lot of people don't know that.— Tom & Lorenzo (@tomandlorenzo) July 13, 2017