The five most embarrassing moments of Donald Trump’s presidency

It’s safe to say that Donald Trump’s first 100 days haven’t been the most successful of any president – with a string of broken campaign promises and controversies.

But could they be the most embarrassing 100 days of any president?

There’s certainly been plenty of gaffes both from Trump and his team – and by February, a McClatchy-Marist poll found that 58% of voters found Trump embarrassing.

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Here’s some of the worst moments from Trump and his team.

That time he said ‘We don’t make mistakes’ – then made a mistake


At a press briefing with police in February, Trump boasted that he didn’t make mistakes – then immediately made one.

Trump said, ‘One mistake and it’s no good, but we just can’t make mistakes right? So we don’t make mistakes.’

Then he tapped a spokesman next to him, saying, ‘Go ahead, Ken’.

The man said, ‘I’m Chuck Canterbury, the national president Fraternal Order of Police in South Carolina.’

That time Trump said he wanted some ‘Easy D’


Trump – never the best speller – created howls of laughter around the world with a Tweet where he suggested he was waiting for ‘Easy D’.

Trump said, ‘Big increase in traffic into our country from certain areas, while our people are far more vulnerable, as we wait for what should be EASY D!’

(In case you’re wondering, this sounds like a slang term for the male genitals – and by extension, sex with men).

Gay dating app Grindr was just one of many thousands of people around the world to giggle at Trump’s strange Tweet – and it’s still not clear exactly what he meant.

That time Britain’s spy agency called him ‘ridiculous’

Britain’s GCHQ is normally a very tight-lipped organisation – but when Team Trump repeated (unfounded) allegations that it wiretapped Trump Tower, the spies spoke out.

Sean Spicer repeated allegations by a Fox News commentator that GCHQ may have helped President Obama wiretap Trump Tower.

GCHQ said, ‘Recent allegations made by media commentator judge Andrew Napolitano about GCHQ being asked to conduct ‘wiretapping’ against the then president-elect are nonsense. They are utterly ridiculous and should be ignored.’

The Bowling Green Massacre

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Trump’s counselor Kellyanne Conway raised eyebrows around the world with her use of the phrase ‘alternative facts’ – but then she made up some facts of her own.

Conway was mocked around the world for referring to a non-existent terrorist atrocity, the ‘Bowling Green massacre’.

Conway later clarified that the ‘massacre’ was in fact the arrest of two refugees in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

In the first days of the Trump administration, sales of George Orwell’s 1984 soared, as people adjusted to the new world of ‘alternative facts’.

That time Melania Trump’s smile melted into misery at the inauguration


Melania Trump stole the limelight at Donald Trump’s inauguration – for precisely the wrong reason.

In a widely circulated video clip, she broke into a beaming smile when Donald turned towards her – then her expression melted into a frown.

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