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.
A lot of people don't know that they took the horse by the reins and made red coats redder with blood stains. https://t.co/018m3j7iI7— Fake McKavrav (@Squintellious) July 13, 2017
A lot of people forget that two plus two equals four. https://t.co/PUVWQNfsMv— caitiecait21 (@caitiecait21) July 13, 2017
My 8th graders all know this. There was also an insanely popular musical that involved this fact. But sure, "a lot of people forget." https://t.co/v5RtVFUFSM— Eliza Eaton-Stern (@ElizaEatonStern) July 13, 2017
"Also, did you know this? The Cubs won the World Series. A lot of people don't know that." https://t.co/Caxjs8rYJO— PretentiousPariahFan (@Aisle424) July 13, 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
"France is one of America's first and oldest allies. A lot of people don't know that." --Trump just said this as if it's a real thing. pic.twitter.com/xD4dnPKH3g— Holly O'Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) 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 cr�pes in the world. A lot of people don't know that.— Tom & Lorenzo (@tomandlorenzo) July 13, 2017