World leaders laugh at Trump, Twitter has field day

trump-un-laugh-ap President Donald Trump react1s to laughter from diplomats during his address to the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday | AP

US President Donald Trump's solemn moment in the great hall of the United Nation's General Assembly on Tuesday had an embarassing start as his speech, within a minute into it, resulted in laughter from the other world leaders present.

"In less than two years, my administration has achieved more than almost any administration in the history of our country," Trump boasted, like he does at his campaigns as the mid-term elections get nearer.

As Trump noticed the rising sound of chuckles, he insisted "So true." He then looked around the hall and said with a smile, "I didn't expect that reaction, but that's okay," eliciting louder laughter.

Trump went on to address the assembly for another 34 minutes where he projected low US unemployment rates and talked about why global rules do not apply to the US. He went on to urge international pressure against Iran, after he withdrew from an agreement on curbing Tehran's nuclear programme, and lashed out at the OPEC cartel over oil prices and China over the imbalance in trade.

Though it seemed like a spontaneous moment to those watching, and it really was so, Trump has claimed that his boasts in the speech were meant to get some laughter. But those who have watched the president also know that he does not laugh at himself and never appreciates a joke at his expense.

Twitter users were quick to bring back an old tweet Trump had made in 2014 in reference to former president Barack Obama.

Twitter users went to town using his own tweet against him.

That he was laughed at one of world's biggest platforms was used by Trump critics to mock him further.