During a visit with Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela in the Oval Office, President Donald Trump seemed to insinuate the he built the Panama Canal.
“The Panama Canal is doing quite well. I think we did a good job building it,” Trump said.
The Canal was built in 1904 by the United States after receiving permission from Panama. Panamanian received control of the Canal in the year 2000 after former President signed the Panama Canal Treaty and Neutrality.
It wasn’t long before Twitter blew up with Attacks on the president’s comments.
Understandably, Twitter lit up with attacks on Trump for taking credit:
— Trumpy Trumpy (@outofcontroljb) June 19, 2017
Looks like trump just learned about the Panama Canal. https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/876832147713216515 …
How many Trump voters would believe that he was responsible for the Panama Canal? https://twitter.com/JakeSherman/status/876836081706164224 …