A tuxedo-clad Donald Trump hijacked the limelight at a wedding reception being held at his Mar-a-Lago country club, evoking memories of his campaign-trail rallies.
As the ex-POTUS took to the dance floor to toast the newly married couple, John Arrigo, vice president of the Arrigo Auto Group in West Palm Beach, and Megan Noderer on Saturday, he seemed to get carried away, as seen in a video obtained by TMZ.
Trump went off on a rant spanning over two-and-a-half minutes detailing his successor Joe Biden's shortcomings on foreign policy, China, Iran and the border situation with Mexico.
"I get all these splash reports, and they're telling me about the border, they're telling me about China, they're telling me about Iran… We were ready to make a deal, they were ready to do anything, they would have done anything. And this guy [Biden] goes and drops the sanctions and then he says we'd like to negotiate now," said Trump.
The former president also weighed in on the crisis situation currently unfolding at the US-Mexico border, saying that “the border's not good…It's the worst that it has ever been ...”.
“It's a disaster. It's a humanitarian disaster from their standpoint and it's going to destroy the country. And frankly, the country can't afford it,” continued Donald Trump.
The 45th US President also reiterated his claim of election fraud in 2020, saying a 'strange thing' happened last November.
“They said get 66 million votes, sir, and the election is over. I got 75 million votes, and you saw what happened”.
Trump then quipped: "Do you miss me yet?" The quip was met with generous applause from those gathered.
Towards the end of his speech, Trump made mention of the Arrigos, saying, "you are a great and beautiful couple."
John Arrigo and his brother, Jim Arrigo, are longtime associates of Trump and members of Mar-A-Lago and Trump International Golf Club, according to BuzzFeed, and were among several top campaign donors in 2017.
Footage of the former president seemingly crashing the wedding at Mar-a-Lago quickly went viral. Some wondered on social media whether the Trump experience came as part of the package.
I just think it’s absolutely hilarious and awesome that if you have your wedding at Mar-a-Lago you have to be ready for Trump to wander in like a confused moose, jack the mic and go off about the election. pic.twitter.com/qw3wZBig20— Abe “Wear A Goddamn Mask” Goldfarb (@AbeGoldfarb) March 29, 2021
Well I guess that’s what you get for booking your wedding there— Peter Thorn (@petethorn) March 29, 2021
“ ... be ready for Trump to wander in like a confused moose, jack the mic and go off about the election.”— HorseplayGirl MBA (@HorseplayGirl) March 29, 2021
I’m DYING here! 🤣😂
You win Twitter!!
The only thing missing is the rim shots. Guess Trump will be doing the Bar Mitzvah circuit next.— Richard Feltman (@richardsfeltman) March 29, 2021
And we thought our drunk uncle was bad..— Toni Young (@ToniYou16077924) March 29, 2021
This is a new level of creepy for him.— TheBadNewsB (@TheBadNewsB) March 29, 2021
LOL can someone explain and/or confirm wtf a "flash report" is? 😆 Cause it sounds like literal nonsense lol— Susan has a loaded piece of toast 🥑🍞 (@ennasuite) March 29, 2021
How much does Mar-a-Lago charge the wedding couple for— mollyswordmcdonough 🌊 (@mollysmcdonough) March 29, 2021
Trump À La Carte?
I always saw him as a washed-up nightclub comedian. Its his true self. pic.twitter.com/ShHGiS8lzw— 🌊🤲🧼Christopher 😷🌹 (@nightsky56) March 29, 2021
Other netizens pointed out that it was obvious Trump had not crashed the reception, and ‘appeared to know the people’.
I watched this - though not a DJT fan, he did appear to know the people and they all seemed to respond well when he asked if he was missed . . . yes, he still whined, but it wasn't a random drop in - please be honest and accurate when telling stories. thanks.— Beachsider (@Beachsider151) March 29, 2021
Well, let's be clear, here. Most people who book here, want him to pop in, strange as that might sound to normal people. Even if he's pretending to know them, that lends a lot of cachet in their social circles.— IrrevLyn is wearing a Bast-damned mask & BLM! 😷😾 (@Reverend_Lyn) March 29, 2021