In a bizarre moment of awarding the Medal of Honor to an Iraq War veteran, President Donald Trump pivoted from his remarks to say that the soldier was attacked by someone "wearing a wardrobe." Typically when Trump fumbles his remarks, he restates them. In this case, he said the correct phrase and then changed it to something strange.
"Then a third assailant burst out of a wardrobe -- wearing a wardrobe," Trump said.
It's unclear if the president understands that a wardrobe is also a piece of furniture in addition to a collection of clothing, either way he seemed confused, according to observers. Fake Congressman Jack Kimble said, however, that it made much more sense.
Thank you for changing a terrorist came out of a wardrobe to a terrorist came out wearing a wardrobe, Mr. President… https://t.co/zA4gtfOw5a— Jack Kimble (@Jack Kimble) 1561492019.0
Many took to the internet to question the mental acuity of the president.
Watch the video below and read the best tweets below that:
Rapist Trump doesn't know what a wardrobe is. He just read "burst out of a wardrobe" and "corrected" it to"wearing… https://t.co/TdHsbgv6bD— Ken Reid (@Ken Reid) 1561491944.0
Did Trump just say an assailant jumped “out of a wardrobe” and then correct it to “wearing a wardrobe?” Reading is fundamental.— Myvicariouslyfe (@Myvicariouslyfe) 1561491933.0
.@realDonaldTrump doesn’t know what a wardrobe is. He just read that an enemy combatant in Iraq “jumped out of a wa… https://t.co/XHT4WOLG2k— JackiSchechner (@JackiSchechner) 1561492119.0
How incredibly ignorant is our @POTUS. During the Medal of Honor ceremony, he read, “he came out of the wardrobe”.… https://t.co/uTqN9FOh2C— Judy Banks (@Judy Banks) 1561492081.0
“Wearing a wardrobe” DJT. When I think the stupidity cannot get worse, he always comes through!— John Lundberg (@John Lundberg) 1561491961.0
Trump was reading aloud and clearly doesn’t know that “wardrobe” can also mean “closet”. After saying that an assa… https://t.co/Ge1MNRanYZ— Joe Vernon (@Joe Vernon) 1561492503.0
Trump, awarding medal of honor to staff Sgt. David Bellavia, says assailants jumped out of a wardrobe. Confused by… https://t.co/kCRF8rG4V3— Jill Birdsall (@Jill Birdsall) 1561492377.0
Lordy. @realdonaldtrump just read (with no comprehension) praise of David Bellavia, the first living Iraq War recip… https://t.co/OVcNew4h8n— Sally Deal 🇺🇸 Pro-Science/Media Sources Matter (@Sally Deal 🇺🇸 Pro-Science/Media Sources Matter) 1561492615.0
"...an assailant burst from a wardrobe, WEARING A WARDROBE . . ." at WH MOH ceremony. Your president*, America.… https://t.co/joBeTzlTkj— txkaty (@txkaty) 1561492614.0