#ThatWas2018: From toilet-paper to denying climate-change, Trump was the newsmaker
US President Donald Trump is known for his unintentional funny antics. He also doesn't shy away from expressing his opinions, and has often been slammed for his offensive and sometimes nonsensical statements. However, those statements are pretty amusing, and we've enjoyed his antics with a hearty laugh. Let's take a look at some of his bizarre, funny moments of 2018.
When a toilet-paper stuck to Trump's shoe grabbed eyeballs
In October, when Trump was boarding the Air Force One at the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, a toilet paper, which was stuck to his shoe, caught everybody's attention. As the President climbed the stairs, the paper kept bellowing as he took each step. All along oblivious, he also turned around and waved goodbye. The paper finally got dislodged as he entered the cabin. Oops!
Hey Trump, what's that on your shoe?
The one where Trump forgot Diwali is festival of Hindus
Trump loves Hindus. He made it clear with his 'Ab Ki Baar Trump Sarkar' slogan. However, he made a serious gaffe when he forgot to wish Hindus in his Diwali celebration tweet. In the tweet, Trump mentioned Diwali is a major festival of Buddhists, Sikhs, and Jains, but mistakenly excluded Hindus. By the time he corrected his tweet, social media was already on fire.
And, he repeats the same mistake twice
Trump boasts, receives unexpected laughs from UN members
In September, Trump at the UN General Assembly accused China of meddling in the 2016 US Congress elections. Hearing that, China's foreign minister shrugged and denied the claims. Later, at the same meeting he boasted that "his administration has accomplished more than almost any in the US-history." On this, Trump received an unexpected laugh from the crowd, who was clearly amused by his bragging.
When Trump claimed his 'nuclear button' was bigger than Kim's
Before Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un signed the historic agreement of denuclearization of N-Korea in June, the two leaders were locking horns over their nuclear powers. In January, Trump tweeted that his "Nuclear button is much bigger and more powerful" than Kim's and that his "button works". Trump's choice of words was clearly pretty extreme, and some critics found it childish.
'I too have a Nuclear Button and my Button works'
Flouting royal protocol, Trump showed his back to the Queen
The US President is often unaware whenever he is making a faux pas, like he did with Queen Elizabeth II. In July, when the two were strolling around the grounds of Windsor Castle, Trump, at one point, walked ahead of the Queen, facing his back to her. Notably, it's considered rude to show your back to the Queen. The Queen literally disappeared behind him.
Someone forgot the royal etiquette
Trump's denial of climate change has 'earned' him a name
And who doesn't know about Trump's belief that Global warming has been created by the Chinese to make US-manufacturing non-competitive. In November, he also quashed a study, warning of catastrophic impact of climate change, produced by his administration that involved over 300 climate scientists. 'Acknowledging' his denial, a newly discovered worm-like amphibian that buries its head in the sand was officially named Dermophis donaldtrumpi.