While in the Oval Office with Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela, President Donald Trump appeared pat himself on the back for building the Panama Canal.
“The Panama Canal is doing quite well. I think we did a good job building it,” Trump said.
The United States got permission from Panama in 1904 to build the Canal and former President Jimmy Carter signed the Panama Canal Treaty and Neutrality Treaty, which gave control back to the Panamanians in 2000.
Understandably, Twitter lit up with attacks on Trump for taking credit:
— Dr. A (@AAPsyc) June 19, 2017
Am sure Frederick Douglass would agree.
— S.J. Kamath (@diabeetus441) June 19, 2017
Probably wants to build a trump hotel in Panama if he hasn't already.
— S Laflamme (@SLaflamme2u) June 19, 2017
"The Latest: Trump: US Relations With Panama 'Very Strong'" bonkers
— Marcelo (@marcelomoina12) June 19, 2017
— Trumpy Trumpy (@outofcontroljb) June 19, 2017
— M Chandler (@RX7_Lover825) June 19, 2017
@HotNostrilsrFun A majority of the construction workers were from CENTRAL AMERICA,
— Farrell FLOURNOY (@FLOURNOYFarrell) June 19, 2017
Looks like trump just learned about the Panama Canal. https://t.co/Z66K7SJi1v
— BertSaysWoof (@BertSaysWoof) June 19, 2017
Trump Speaks For AMERICANS both past and present. STOP reaching for stupid shit.. k? Makes u look dumb
"The Panama Canal" pic.twitter.com/nqYrKRLEOj
— TrumpsSilentMajority (@Trumps_SM) June 19, 2017
Trump knows less about Panama than David Lee Roth does.
— Easy D (@i8dc) June 19, 2017
How many Trump voters would believe that he was responsible for the Panama Canal? https://t.co/tEEn3PeDUU
— G MONEY (@ragingrady) June 19, 2017
Trump, "the Panama Canal is doing quite well." The man is a total moron…He wasn't trying to be funny… ENOUGH!
— Merrill Lynch (@MerrillLynched) June 19, 2017
Perhaps Trump should have recited its #palindrome: A man, a plan, a canal, Panama
— VALIANT EXPORT (@B_Abstract) June 19, 2017
— Alland Byallo (@allandbyallo) June 19, 2017
Trump's idiocy remains unsurpassed.
— Zo (@realzoie) June 19, 2017
I honestly don't think that's something you can claim if you have an internet connection to the entire
— Alex Piletska (@alexpiletska) June 19, 2017
It's a canal that's being recognized more and more I'm finding.
— Scott Springer (@scott_springer) June 19, 2017
OMG didn't like George Bush,but in comparison to TRUMP Bush looks like a GENIUS.!
— Linda Rothwell (@Bornabrit1) June 19, 2017
"We did a good job ending slavery"
"We did a good job with the revolution"
"We did a good job killing Osama"
— Christian E. Nunez (@NunezChrise) June 19, 2017
And Panama jack was a great line of clothing, yugely popular…
— Ticked.Off #Resist (@KangasMom1) June 19, 2017
— Lisa Charlanza (@LisaCharlanza) June 19, 2017
Who knew canal building could be so hard?
— Kevin (@KevINthe406) June 19, 2017
"Fredrick Douglas worked on the Panama Canal – nobody knows this."
— I'll ride with you📎 (@mrshellwinger) June 19, 2017
OMG number of days @realDonaldTrump hasn't been a total embarrassment:0
— Mermar (@notadeplorable2) June 19, 2017
The Panamanian president appears to be trying to go to his "happy place" until this ends. Good job with the handshake, tho.
— Cathy Pasternak (@cathy_cap2ax) June 19, 2017
Every day we're more and more a joke. Honestly, this hearts my heart and my embarrassment meter can't take much more.
— That One Girl (@andrea_daniell) June 19, 2017