Shortly after concluding his official visit to Britain, US President Donald Trump told the media that the queen of England had reviewed the royal guard on the occasion for the first time in the last several decades.
"We met with the Queen who is absolutely a terrific person, where she reviewed her honor guard for the first time in 70 years, they tell me," Trump said.
As many media outlets and social media users pointed out, however, the queen has reviewed her honor guard on many occasions during the last 70 years, often during visits from prominent foreign officials.
Trump: "We met with the Queen, who is absolutely a terrific person, where she reviewed her honor guard for the first time in 70 years…"— Dr Tim Nicholls (@woodpunk) 18 июля 2018 г.
Reality: The Queen has reviewed the guard on every official birthday and also during many state visits, including Barack Obama's in 2011. pic.twitter.com/JeUOYBZVd8
Trump Derangement Syndrome = Base believes Trump lies.— Suzanne Kelley (@suzannekelley) 18 июля 2018 г.
Trump "We met with the queen … she reviewed her Honor Guard for the first time in 70 years"
She's only been queen for 65 years.
She was photographed reviewing the guard many times over the years. pic.twitter.com/2xm2cBnOgs
When #Trump says "#QueenElizabeth reviewed honor guard for 1st time in 70 years, they tell me" a) it makes him look important b) the "they tell me" part is his #lies disclaimer c) his base takes that statement as truth. He does this again & again & then will back peddle.— Mae Moxie (@realMaemoxie) 18 июля 2018 г.
"…where she reviewed her Honor Guard for the first time in 70 years, they tell me," Mr. Trump said at the White House Tuesday.— Coast Rocks (@RocksCoast) 18 июля 2018 г.
Oh, bless his heart..@realDonaldTrump needs to tell the little, fat, floating pixies that they’re wrong. https://t.co/EYC9BDGfjV
On the day of Trump’s arrival to the UK, on July 13, over 100,000 people staged a protest rally in downtown London, with the public mocking the US president by flying a giant balloon portraying him as a screaming toddler.