Trump thinks ‘a lot of people don’t know’ or ‘forget’ that France is America’s oldest ally
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