Donald Trump was buried in ridicule on Sunday afternoon after boasting on Twitter that he was the recipient of the prestigious "Bay of Pigs Award," which, incidentally, doesn't exist as noted by CNN fact-checker Daniel Dale.
According to the president, "Sleepy Joe Biden has spent 47 years in politics being terrible to Hispanics. Now he is relying on Castro lover Bernie Sanders to help him out. That won’t work! Remember, Miami Cubans gave me the highly honored Bay of Pigs Award for all I have done for our great Cuban Population!"
As Dale noted, "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.”
That didn't keep Twitter commenters for piling on the president for being proud of a (fake) award named after a botched invasion of Cuba in 1961 that cast a cloud over President John Kennedy's administration.
As one commenter pointed out, "Bay of Pigs was a failed US invasion. You do get a lot of fail trophies, dude."
You can see more of that below:
@realDonaldTrump Bay of Pigs was a failed US invasion. You do get a lot of fail trophies, dude.— Comfortably Numb (@Comfortably Numb)1600013727.0
Y'all give yourself a fucking award for anything you feel you deserve (or not) today cus our fucking gut worm of a… https://t.co/o9wZrb52Tc— Y'all hurry up🏳️🌈🇺🇲 Secretary of prisons (@Y'all hurry up🏳️🌈🇺🇲 Secretary of prisons)1600019649.0
@realTuckFrumper "Bay of Pigs" award is what he calls his third marriage license.— Elayne Nasty Woman Boosler (@Elayne Nasty Woman 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
@itsJeffTiedrich @realDonaldTrump Trump says there is a Bay of Pigs award and he will receive one as soon as Mexico pays for it.— Exploding Trumpaloompa Singh MD 🌊 (@Exploding Trumpaloompa 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
Big, big props to whoever told Trump he won the Bay of Pigs Award. https://t.co/KANGVBGnax— Jeet Heer (@Jeet Heer)1600016521.0
He got an endorsement from the Bay of Pigs war criminals in 2016, who got their asses kicked by Fidel Castro while… https://t.co/XhcCGKkQ6f— Gourmet Comrade ☭ 🇨🇳🥭🥟 (@Gourmet Comrade ☭ 🇨🇳🥭🥟)1600021389.0
Damn, I only won a Daytime Bay of Pigs Award. https://t.co/rgljTrGuMV— John Fugelsang (@John Fugelsang)1600018125.0
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
Before I even clicked the link, I knew "Bay of pigs" trending would be related to some boneheaded claim made by Tru… https://t.co/2PEVXiHcag— Travis Rick (@Travis Rick)1600021391.0
Great. Wonderful. Super. Has any American president ever been more ignorant of our history than this clown? Why… https://t.co/cxRcC0GEjq— gc (@gc)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
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 (she/her) (@Janine Granda (she/her))1600020274.0
The Bay Of Pigs Award is an award for Pigs, who totally fuck shit up. Prove me wrong. https://t.co/pypjqKQYqs— Evan Shapiro (@Evan Shapiro)1600018699.0