Just hours after the network released a poll showing him trailing Democratic nominee Joe Biden in deep red states, President Donald Trump appeared in a Fox News town hall in Green Bay, Wisconsin moderated by one of his most trusted confidants—far right Fox host Sean Hannity.
The President is known for favoring hyperbole and his performance at the Fox News town hall was no different. He insisted that before the pandemic, the United States had the “best job numbers,” “best economy” and “best stock numbers” that we’ve ever had.
Trump insisted that the United States has the “greatest testing” for the virus and falsely claimed the U.S. mortality rate is “among the best in the world.” Unless by best he meant highest.
When talking about impeachment, the President repeatedly claimed that his conversation with the Ukrainian President was “perfect.”
He also applied that praise to himself.
“A friend of mine said, ‘you have to be the most perfect person.’ Isn’t that true?” — Trump pic.twitter.com/9OWptMZngV
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 26, 2020
The President was discussing the Mueller investigation and falsely claimed that the investigation uncovered nothing on him. Trump said that, according to his unnamed friend, this must make him the most innocent person alive.
“I think I am the probably… A friend of mine said, “You have to be the most perfect person.”
Trump currently has an average approval rating of 40.5 percent, so it’s easy to guess that people disagreed.
This is a "great" demonstration of narcissism, something I always thought I would never see in real life.
It is as disturbing as I have imagined.
— Michel Murray (@MichelMurray12) June 26, 2020
“I’ll take :Things a narcissist would say for $200, Alex “
— skipperfan1776 (@skipperfan1776) June 26, 2020
I am out of cringes. I can cringe no more.
— Patti (@Vote_Blue_) June 26, 2020
The thing I love most about me is my modesty.
— Jessie Miller (@ivehaditalrede) June 26, 2020
People noticed that even Hannity, one of Trump’s most devout sycophants, seemed to let some side eye slip.
I'm glad I'm not that only one who saw that 🤣 pic.twitter.com/NWq82k7jC6
— Aaron Brice (@AaronBricey) June 26, 2020
Even Sean had trouble with that answer. pic.twitter.com/EdUlThpMu2
— Mike Armstrong (@ArmstrongGN) June 26, 2020
hannity's expression at the end 🤣 this was pre-recorded, and these were the best bits? … omg, it's so sad
— Bmblbeeb🐝 (@Bmblbeeb) June 26, 2020
This even made HANNITY uncomfortable..
— V͎O͎I͎Z͎E͎ ͎O͎F͎ ͎R͎E͎A͎Z͎O͎N͎ (@Voize_of_Reazon) June 26, 2020
They had some theories as to who this “friend” was.
That friend pic.twitter.com/zPvPWkUwJW
— Comfortably Numb🏠 (@YGalanter) June 26, 2020
His friend must have been the guy who looks him back in the mirror every morning. pic.twitter.com/TZY9Hexrfw
— TJ Melon (@tj_melon) June 26, 2020
My friend… pic.twitter.com/hkKmyPVytu
— Jo (@JoJoFromJerz) June 26, 2020
If recent polls in swing states are to be believed, the President has fewer and fewer friends by the minute.