During a press availability in the Oval Office with Canadian Prime Minister, Donald Trump was naturally asked about Iran reportedly shooting down a U.S. drone in international airspace, which led to the president rambling in the way he does about what a drone is and does.
His explanation was not what one might call knowledgeable or smooth.
“I think probably Iran made a mistake,” the president replied when asked about the international incident. “I would imagine it was a general or somebody that made a mistake in shooting that drone down. Fortunately, that drone was unarmed. There was no man in it and there was no — it was just — it was over international waters, clearly over international waters, but we didn’t have a man or woman in the drone. We had nobody in the drone. It would have made a big difference, let me tell you. It would have made a big, big difference."
As expected, Twitter users jumped all over the President's comments, with one user writing, "A manned drone? I knew he had no clue what a drone was."
You can see an assortment of comments below:
Trump said it is documented that the US drone was over international waters. He added it would have made a big diff… https://t.co/LfYg0JBy27— Kaitlan Collins (@Kaitlan Collins) 1561048571.0
@kaitlancollins Please shut up u idiot— Tremblant Resort Lod (@Tremblant Resort Lod) 1561050005.0
@kaitlancollins Sounds like deep state war plans not working out for them. 🤷♀️— Deedee71🇺🇸 (@Deedee71🇺🇸) 1561049503.0
@kaitlancollins The manned drone program being a previously unannounced wing of the Trump Space Force obviously— Patrick (@Patrick) 1561048839.0
@kaitlancollins "manned drone" ?!? https://t.co/WJl8e7b9tb— JP 😷 (@JP 😷) 1561050982.0
@kaitlancollins If the drone was manned it would be a plane, no?— Brian Burgess (@Brian Burgess) 1561049543.0
@kaitlancollins Would this be an invisible manned drone...?— Christine Coley (@Christine Coley) 1561054495.0
@kaitlancollins @jaketapper https://t.co/OF4zInuGxF— Nancy Forte (@Nancy Forte) 1561048881.0
@kaitlancollins God damn...he is not smart.— Րυɱ૦Ր Һคς ɿ੮ 🏴🇺🇲 (@Րυɱ૦Ր Һคς ɿ੮ 🏴🇺🇲) 1561048707.0
@kaitlancollins @jaketapper If a drone is manned..... it’s not a drone.— Joe O'Neill (@Joe O'Neill) 1561049637.0