On Sunday, September 13, President Trump turned heads when he claimed on Twitter to have won the "Bay of Pigs Award."
The internet was quick to point out to the President that there was no such thing as a "Bay of Pigs Award," and, if there was, it wouldn't be something to be proud of.
The Bay of Pigs invasion was not something to be proud of.
@realDonaldTrump Bay of Pigs was a failed US invasion. You do get a lot of fail trophies, dude.— Comfortably Numb (@Comfortably Numb)1600013727.0
@realTuckFrumper "Bay of Pigs" award is what he calls his third marriage license.— Elayne Let Everyone Vote Boosler (@Elayne Let Everyone Vote Boosler)1600021107.0
@realDonaldTrump ‘The Bay of Pigs’ award I forget to draw... Here are some other prizes Trump received. https://t.co/9bKqXzdnwF— Mark Dolk (@Mark Dolk)1600014407.0
The internet was pretty skeptical of Trump's new "award."
@itsJeffTiedrich @realDonaldTrump Trump says there is a Bay of Pigs award and he will receive one as soon as Mexico pays for it.— Exploding Space Pillow Singh, MD 🌊 (@Exploding Space Pillow Singh, MD 🌊)1600021224.0
@realDonaldTrump fun fact: there is no "Bay of Pigs Award." try googling it— Jeff Tiedrich (@Jeff Tiedrich)1600014520.0
Has there ever been a bigger group of "losers" and "suckers" than the Cuban exiles, and their CIA handlers, who tri… https://t.co/zjvvAoqjUW— Jeffrey St. Clair (@Jeffrey St. Clair)1600019412.0
The President has once again revealed just how little he knows and understands about U.S. history.
Big, big props to whoever told Trump he won the Bay of Pigs Award. https://t.co/KANGVBGnax— Jeet Heer (@Jeet Heer)1600016521.0
CNN's Daniel Dale reports that Trump was likely referring to an endorsement he received from the Bay of Pigs Veterans Association. Dale wrote:
"For those confused by Trump's claim he got the 'highly honored Bay of Pigs Award': He got an endorsement in 2016 from the Bay of Pigs Veterans Association. It's not an award. He has a long history of turning endorsements and other non-awards into awards."
I have a bay of pigs award that I got from Denny's for eating a hundred pieces of bacon in one sitting. https://t.co/RD7x37RCs0— Dave Matt (@Dave Matt)1600019428.0
Right. There’s no “award” because the Bay of Pigs invasion was nothing to be proud of. It was a disaster that nearl… https://t.co/6vZYGOBZQn— Charles Johnson (@Charles Johnson)1600018414.0
Nearly every day, it seems that President Trump is shooting his mouth off on Twitter about some crazy lie.
Great. Wonderful. Super. Has any American president ever been more ignorant of our history than this clown? Why… https://t.co/cxRcC0GEjq— Mordant (@Mordant)1600021673.0
I also have a Bay of Pigs Award, which I keep next to my Little Big Horn medallion, my Titanic Prize, my Hindenburg… https://t.co/f9AAQ2pbyj— Jeet Heer (@Jeet Heer)1600016913.0
Trump's strange boast may come back to hurt him more than help him.
Really want to believe there's a Bay of Pigs award given out each year for least successful invasion of Cuba https://t.co/sRfnEewsbl— Tomas (@Tomas)1600020997.0
@realDonaldTrump Oye, Trump. I’m Cuban. The Bay of Pigs was a failure so if that award did exist, you’d rightfully… https://t.co/IkJsPmhAWV— Janine Granda (@Janine Granda)1600020274.0
Sorry about your fictional award, President Trump.
Don't worry, you still remind many people of the Bay of Pigs every time you talk foreign policy.