A video of President Donald Trump getting booed at Wrigley Field after forgetting the words to “Take Me Out to The Ball Game” in 2000 has gone viral amid the president’s insistence that he has “one of the great memories of all time.”
The cringe-worthy video was recorded during the seventh-inning stretch at a Chicago Cubs game on July 9, 2000.
According to The Chicago Tribune, “‘The Donald’ practiced for two weeks leading up to his appearance here and was very confident he would bring the house down, which he did in an entirely different way.”
Despite the alleged practice, Trump was seen reading the lyrics through the entire song with the same lack of poise as he reads of teleprompters today.
Trump was flanked by what the Tribune called his “young companion du jour,” then known as Melania Knauss.
Trump, who also says he has the “best words” and the “highest IQ,” has repeatedly insisted that he has the “best memory.”
After the widow of fallen soldier Sgt. La David Johnson told “Good Morning America” that the president could not remember her late husband’s name during a condolence call, Trump insisted she was wrong because he remembered the call better.
“I was really nice to her,” Trump said of Myeshia Johnson Wednesday. “I respect her. I respect her family. I certainly respect [her husband] La David, who ― I, by the way, called La David right from the beginning. Just so you understand, they put a chart in front ― ‘La David.’ It says, La David Johnson.”
“So I called right from the beginning,” he said. “There’s no hesitation. One of the great memories of all time. There was no hesitation.”
“Nobody has more respect than I do,” he added. “Nobody.”
Of course, Trump only insists he has the best memory when he’s not giving a deposition.
During a 2012 deposition for a lawsuit over Trump University, Trump said “I don’t remember” 24 separate times.
At one point in the deposition, the plaintiffs’ attorney Jason Forge mentioned that Trump has stated he had “one of the best memories in the world.”
Trump then literally said he could not remember saying he had one of the best memories.
“I don’t know. Did I use that expression?” Trump asked, according to the transcript. “Did I say I have a great memory or one of the best in the world?”
When he was told he said he had “one of the best in the world,” Trump replied, “I don’t remember saying that.”
“As good as my memory is, I don’t remember that, but I have a good memory,” he said.
“So you don’t remember saying that you have one of the best memories in the world?” Forge asked.
“I don’t remember that. I remember you telling me, but I don’t know that I said it,” Trump replied.