There is, as usual, a lot to unpack from Trump’s latest speech, this one being at a summit put on by the right-wing Turning Point USA. But aside from claiming Article 2 of the U.S. Constitution lets him do whatever he wants as President and threatening to ban all Guatemalan people from the country, there was one hilarious moment where it really seemed like he forgot Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s full name and tried to play it off like it happened to someone else.

In this bizarre video clip, the actual President of the United States attempts to imitate some mystery individual in the mocking manner of a 10-year-old child who apparently tried to correct him on his insistence on calling Rep. Ocasio-Cortez “Cortez.”

The congresswoman has already explained that it is disrespectful to leave out an entire chunk of her name for convenience, but as time goes on, it seems increasingly likely that Trump either can’t remember or can’t pronounce her entire name.

“‘Sir, her name is Alexandria,'” Trump says in a weird voice, making a weird face that definitely won’t be spread around the internet as an accurate representation of the President. “And the guy couldn’t figure our her second name, it was so funny. I’m being interviewed by one, ‘sir, her name is Alexandria, um, wait a minute, wait a minute, sir.’ He never got it out.”

Did that happen to someone else, Mr. President, or was that you?

Trump then moved on to trashing Hillary Clinton after claiming Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s name is simply too long for him to say without ever getting out the word “Ocasio.” The extra three syllables is just too much for a man who smashed the record for most golf and vacation days as a sitting President.

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez has not yet responded to this latest insult, but she may be too busy fighting against the mass incarceration of refugees in concentration camps. Those of us with less important jobs are here to pick up the slack, however.

For anyone else, this would be a new low, but for Trump it’s just a new medium.

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*First Published: July 23, 2019, 12:52 pm