WASHINGTON, D.C.—In a moment of humility and meekness, President Trump refused to take any credit for peace talks between North and South Korea, claiming he is always uncomfortable in the spotlight and would rather have other people’s important work in diplomacy in the region be recognized.
Trump told the crowd gathered at a political rally Sunday that he’d rather not take any credit for the talks, pointing to other players like President Moon as the key driving forces behind the breakthrough.
“I like to focus on what others have contributed, rather than toot my own horn all the time,” Trump said, his gaze awkwardly cast downward. “It’s just who I am. Nobody likes a conceited jerk who’s always yapping about his vapid accomplishments.”
“I mean, that would just be annoying,” he added.
When pressed, the president admitted he might have played “a small part” in the historic discussions, but that he really wanted to emphasize that he’s not a hero. He further stated that God could have used anybody to push the peace talks along, and that ultimately he’s a nobody that God chose to use for this purpose.
At publishing time, Trump had tweeted out Proverbs 16:18, “Pride goes before destruction,
a haughty spirit before a fall.”