On Friday, President Donald Trump boasted during his Miami speech in front a room full of Cuban-Americans that “it’s exactly tomorrow two years” since he descended down the escalator and announced his presidential run.
In fact, the anniversary is today.
It is also exactly two years since, during his announcement speech on that day, he made these controversial remarks about immigrants from Latin America:
The U.S. has become a dumping ground for everybody else’s problems.
Thank you. It’s true, and these are the best and the finest. When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.
But I speak to border guards and they tell us what we’re getting. And it only makes common sense. It only makes common sense. They’re sending us not the right people.
It’s coming from more than Mexico. It’s coming from all over South and Latin America, and it’s coming probably— probably— from the Middle East.
Trump was in Miami to announce the rollback of Obama-era policies regarding Cuba. He also spent the morning of his announcement anniversary tweeting out that he is, in fact, under investigation for firing Comey, and berating the fake news media.
Watch Trump’s bungled anniversary brag below:
Trump: “It’s exactly tomorrow two years since we announced” presidential run
(It’s today) pic.twitter.com/T3gtqlAyJ9
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) June 16, 2017