The Associated Press released the entire transcript of its recent interview with Donald Trump on Sunday — but transcribers had a problem understanding the president, resulting in 16 “unintelligible” instances.
It isn’t clear if the audio was poorly recorded, if Trump was mumbling, or if the president was simply making up new words… but this is the same man who tweeted about “General E. Watch” on Monday morning.
The word “unintelligible” appears during key moments of the AP transcript, resulting in frustration that’s turned into mockery on Twitter.
“Now, if I can do that (unintelligible) … As an example, the aircraft carriers, billions of dollars, the Gerald Ford, billions and billions over budget. That won’t happen,” the transcript reads.
When asked how being the president has changed Trump, he said, “I never realized how big it was. Everything’s so (unintelligible) like, you know the orders are so massive.”
Asked about the upcoming tax reform rollout, the “unintelligible” term popped up a lot in his response.
“We’re going to be putting that out on Wednesday or shortly thereafter. Let me leave a little room just in case (unintelligible). … And that’s a big story, because a lot of people think I’m going to put it out much later,” the transcript reads.
Check out some of the best online reaction:
— Scow08 (@Scow0857) April 24, 2017
How in the world did @realDonaldTrump make it thru college w/5th grade vocabulary? Donald Trump Is Unintelligible
— Cindi Resists (@CindiGibson) April 24, 2017
Donald Trump Is Unintelligible to a degree that he almost makes George W. Bush sound like a professional orator.
— Stephen Sipila (@StephenSipila) April 24, 2017
— Χαλί (Jaly) (@Ihavenoprez) April 24, 2017
Donald Trump is unintelligible…no kidding. Read AP interview and see evidence of our incompetent and unstable president
— Vic Conrad (@pubman51) April 24, 2017
Yes "Donald Trump Is Unintelligible" and he is also illiterate. SAD. BAD. BIGLY.
— Cheryl Fox (@MyChristmasHams) April 24, 2017
General E. Watch tweet proves that Donald Trump Is Unintelligible . pic.twitter.com/tOiRvSeLmH
— YOU KNOW THE TRUTH (@enviablewoman) April 24, 2017
"Donald Trump Is Unintelligible" not in the "inscrutable businessman & statesman" way but in the pathologically lying narcissist idiot way.
— Carl Huber (@natural20shirts) April 24, 2017
"Donald Trump Is Unintelligible" <——- (Load of Bull)
— Dat Pug Boi (@Pugzieee) April 24, 2017
Donald Trump is Unintelligible because he can't even remember which country he bombed while eating cake. Cake is distracting
— Mel Witthoft (@melwitthoft) April 24, 2017
Donald Trump Is Unintelligible. What's his problem?
— ResistancePop (@resistance_pop) April 24, 2017
No more bull shitting with early onset anything AP "TRUMP" transcript is DEMENTIA! Period Donald "Trump" Is Unintelligible #100DaysOfShame
— Chris Fredrickson (@Chrismf6) April 24, 2017
Donald Trump is unintelligible. He's also despicable, impeachable, culpable, unstable, dislikeable…and full of bull…
— Sam Jones (@samsara1930) April 24, 2017
The AP interview is important, because it shows his lack of vocabulary/dementia.https://t.co/EyzOhrVULI
— A1ouette (@A1ouette) April 24, 2017
45* transcript full of ellipses where he trailed off and "(unintelligible)". Because of course it is.https://t.co/ee34N3MObg
— Geonn Cannon (@GeonnCannon) April 24, 2017
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