In yet another desperate play for attention, Donald Trump used the death of Queen Elizabeth II to claim that the late monarch privately knighted him.
After a reign of 70 long years on the throne, Queen Elizabeth II died at 96 at her Balmoral estate in Scotland. Her career in public service spanned 14 presidencies, including Trump’s short one from 2017-2021. Condolenscences have been sent from around the world.
Of course, Trump used the queen’s death as an opening to stroke his own fragile ego, posting on his second-hand social media platform that the queen secretly knighted him.
“I never told anybody but she knighted me in private,” Trump claimed.
This is such an obvious lie. The queen wouldn’t have knighted anyone in private and Trump sure as hell would have bragged about it instead of keeping it a secret for years. It should also be pointed out that Queen Elizabeth didn’t like Trump and apparently left instructions that he is not welcome at her funeral, a move similar to instructions left by former First Lady Barbara Bush when she passed away early in Trump’s disastrous presidency.
Reactions to Trump’s claim have been mostly ridicule, with some even noting that if Trump were knighted he would be disqualified from running for president.
I’m pretty sure if the Queen had a sword right next to Trump’s head it wouldn’t be to knight him. pic.twitter.com/09EEsA02Lr
— Alan! (@o2bnobx) September 10, 2022
Pretty sure no one in the UK, regardless of politics, would have left the queen alone with the Trump beast. Sir Donald indeed. But I say we take him at his word. A British knight cannot run for American office. Checkmate, Agent Orange.
— Carolyn McMahon (@CallieEMcM) September 11, 2022
No British aide to the Queen would allow Trump to be anywhere near her. Is his knight hood supposed to be his invitation to the funeral? https://t.co/n8CgRQ7IaI
— (Jeff, the Dark, Deep Blue Impaler) NO RSVP’s (@CityBoo72) September 11, 2022
The queen said “good night” and the idiot Trump thought she meant “good knight.”
— Catherine Verdier (@CatherineVrdr) September 11, 2022
So Trump claims to have been knighted privately? He does know that you cannot be made a Knight of the Realm if you are not a British Subject doesn’t he? No matter how dumb and uninformed Trump always is HRH the Queen I am sure was well aware of it ! Trump is a Twatwaffle!
— Judy Riggenbach (@JudyRiggenbach2) September 11, 2022
Donald Trump isn’t just a Narcissistic Sociopath, he is a pathological liar! The day the Queen had to be in Trump’s presence she wore a gift from the Obama’s & would never Knight a Fascist Con man whose only real job has been as a Cult Leader, in public or in private! https://t.co/mvnODSXPbi
— 🐾I AmSami PATRIOT🇺🇸/Vote💙/🇺🇸/Resist NaziGop (@Samiknowsbest1) September 11, 2022
It’s convenient that Trump would wait until Queen Elizabeth II died to make such an outlandish claim. She can’t refute him because she’s dead. This is a disgraceful lie to make the queen’s death about himself. It’s pathetic.
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