During a recent rally speech on Thursday, August 20, President Trump went on a bizarre tangent about sharks and seemed to inadvertently confirm a claim made about him by pornstar Stormy Daniels in 2011.
Today in off-prompter vs. on-prompter... https://t.co/TrnxSBO8mR— The Recount (@The Recount)1597956283.0
President Trump on mosquitoes, sharks & seals: https://t.co/7FGaHlGPfK— Breaking911 (@Breaking911)1597960609.0
Analysis: Trump just validated a key Stormy Daniels affair allegation — by complaining about sharks https://t.co/dnVxZI9hhM— The Washington Post (@The Washington Post)1597962477.0
During a 2011 interview in In Touch magazine, Daniels, who claimed to have an affair with Trump in 2006, said:
"[Trump] is obsessed with sharks. Terrified of sharks."
"He was like, 'I donate to all these charities and I would never donate to any charity that helps sharks. I hope all the sharks die'."
In 2018, Stormy Daniels said Trump was terrified of sharks and vowed to never donate to a charity that would help t… https://t.co/X055aW4P3Y— Josh Billinson (@Josh Billinson)1597956158.0
Stormy Daniels: Trump has an obsessive fear of sharks. Listen to Trump here confirming what Stormy Daniels said. https://t.co/UDuOeDNtGh— LiA (@LiA)1597960808.0
Biden delivered a solid speech last night and it showed how the GOP's effort to portray him as senile has backfired… https://t.co/mksT5gZXz8— John Haltiwanger (@John Haltiwanger)1598016336.0
With his political fate on the line, President Trump decided now was the time to tell the world about the danger of sharks.
We reached the bragging about war crimes and lying about his position on the Iraq war portion of Trump's speech. Bu… https://t.co/xab63G5WuK— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1597955091.0
TRUMP: Biden can’t string five words together! BIDEN: [gives an entirely competent and presidential 25-minute speec… https://t.co/SALoLHnx6r— actioncookbook (@actioncookbook)1597979147.0
The internet had a field day making fun of Trump's bizarre rant.
Donald Trump's "sharks!" speech verbatim but instead of Donald Trump it's Liza Minnelli. https://t.co/S9aQPnCesy— Sooz Kempner (@Sooz Kempner)1598007491.0
"I have people calling me up, 'Sir... we have a fund, Save the Shark. It's called Save the Shark.' I say no thank y… https://t.co/sqYMqD3x5l— Allan Piper (@Allan Piper)1597956072.0
@ddale8 I don’t think sharks are a fan of trump, either. https://t.co/eiLvvroNrR— Marty & mom (@Marty & mom)1597955821.0
Very few serious thinkers seemed to take Trump's warnings about shark charities seriously.
In the midst of a riff on foreign policy, Trump goes on a tangent about how he doesn’t like sharks, doesn’t underst… https://t.co/MP9LNEtEom— Sam Stein (@Sam Stein)1597954972.0
Many people, watching Trump's speech, felt a little better about themselves knowing that they were braver than the President...at least when it comes to sharks.
"They actually want to remove all seals in order to save the shark." Okay, who did Trump pay to take his cognitiv… https://t.co/kb6aXOYQZJ— Quad Finn (@Quad Finn)1597972032.0
If anything could help me conquer my fear of sharks, it’s knowing that Trump is afraid of them— caroline warner (@caroline warner)1597956957.0
Perhaps we've finally found the President's true motivation for becoming President...by moving from New York city to Washington D.C. he's evaded the dangerous land shark that stalks NYC since 1975.
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