Donald Trump’s time in the White House is coming to an end, just weeks after he was impeached for the second time during his Presidency.
Since his victory in 2016, his time as a world leader has been consumed by controversy and chaos in America.
He made several controversial decisions while President, some of which Joe Bidenhas vowed to reverse on his first day in power – such as his restriction on immigration to the United States from some Muslim-majority countries.
His habit of seemingly making comments without advice also sparked alarm – such as when he incorrectly suggested injecting people with disinfectant to treat coronavirus.
But other lighter moments were so ridiculous that people were left baffled – or ended up laughing at the bizarre situation.
Here are some of the comedic moments from the Trump presidency:
1. When he cancelled a trip to Denmark because they wouldn’t let him buy Greenland
The outgoing US President cancelled a meeting with the Danish PM in 2019 after she dubbed his plan to buy Greenland “absurd.”
Trump confirmed that he had spoken to officials about purchasing the island from Denmark – much to the concern of people living in Greeland.
But Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen thwarted his attempt and dubbed the plan “an absurd discussion.”
On his Twitter account (remember that?), Trump tweeted that he had cancelled the meeting following her comments to reporters.
The US President posted: “Denmark is a very special country with incredible people, but based on Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen’s comments, that she would have no interest in discussing the purchase of Greenland, I will be postponing our meeting scheduled in two weeks for another time.
“The Prime Minister was able to save a great deal of expense and effort for both the United States and Denmark by being so direct.
“I thank her for that and look forward to rescheduling sometime in the future!”
Less than a day later, he tweeted an edited picture of a huge Trump tower in Greenland.
2. When he stared at the solar eclipse
Back in August 2017, the politician ignored scientists and official advice (sound familiar?) and looked at the solar eclipse without any protective eyewear.
Bizarrely, he started out looking at the once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon with a pair of glasses on.
But he stopped wearing them briefly, despite officials warning that looking directly at the sun can damage your eyes.
Before the event, his daughter Ivanka even tweeted a reminder to her followers to ensure they were wearing suitable eyewear while viewing the eclipse.
3. When the President asked a seven-year-old whether she “still” believed in Father Christmas
Lots of parents weren’t left impressed after the US president asked seven-year-old Collman Lloyd if she still believed.
Some youngsters who contacted North American Aerospace Defense Command to track the festive fellow’s whereabouts were unexpectedly put through the President and First Lady.
In one chat, Trump asked Collman, “Are you still a believer in Santa?”
After listening for a moment, he added: “Because at seven, it’s marginal, right?”
4. When he invented a new word – covfefe
Who can forget that bizarre day that seems so long ago – when Donald Trump had access to Twitter.
Jokes aside, the internet went into meltdown after he included a made-up word in his complaint about news coverage: “Despite the constant negative press covfefe”.
The world leader quickly deleted the tweet, but the nonsense tweet had already gone viral.
Inexplicably, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer later defended the tweet.
In true Trump style, he insisted that “a small group of people know exactly what he meant.”
5. When Trump claimed more people attended his inauguration than Obama’s – and was later proven wrong
Just days into his Presidency, Donald Trump and his team were furiously claiming that the numbers attending his inauguration were the biggest ever seen.
And Trump himself hit out at media coverage of the crowd sizes, complaining: “I get up this morning, I turn on one of the networks and they show an empty field.”
But official photos show that he drew smaller crowds to watch his inauguration than Barack Obama had eight years earlier.
A Fact Check by USA Today later also confirmed that Trump’s assertion was incorrect.
6. When Trump was upstaged by an 11-year-old mowing the lawn – and became a meme
Enterprising Frank Giaccio, a 10-year-old boy, wrote to the President and told him he had started a lawn-mowing business.
He offered to travel to the White House so that the President could be one of his clients.
In September 2017, he got his wish – and a meme was spawned that went viral for every controversy involving Trump afterwards.
As Giaccio mowed the lawn, Trump attempted to speak over the sound of the mower – and a priceless photograph was captured.
7. When he ‘shoved’ the Prime Minister of Montenegro out the way – so he could be at the front of the photo
The world leader was captured on camera apparently showing the prime minister out the way – in order to get a better spot at the front of the photograph.
The US President was meeting with world leaders at the Nato summit in Brussels in 2017.
But he appeared to become frustrated after getting stuck behind Duško Markovic, who was PM of Montenegro at the time.
He appeared to yank the fellow politician’s shoulder backwards, before barging past him.
8. His way with words
Here are some of the unusual expressions Trump has been recorded saying at various points of his life.
Talking about aid: “I went to an Ivy League school. I’m very highly educated. I know words, I have the best words…but there is no better word than stupid. Right?”
Describing Hurricane Florence: “This is a tough hurricane, one of the wettest we’ve ever seen from the standpoint of water.”
On domestic policy: “I think if this country gets any kinder or gentler, it’s literally going to cease to exist.”
On global warming: “It’s really cold outside, they are calling it a major freeze, weeks ahead of normal. Man, we could use a big fat dose of global warming!”
Discussing whether he would run for President: “To be blunt, people would vote for me. They just would. Why? Maybe because I’m so good looking.”
On why he would be a good candidate for election: “I’m the most successful person ever to run for the presidency, by far. “Nobody’s ever been more successful than me. I’m the most successful person ever to run. Ross Perot isn’t successful like me. Romney – I have a Gucci store that’s worth more than Romney.”
9. Four Seasons Total Landscaping press conference
Just hours before Joe Biden was finally announced as winner of the election, Trump said that his campaign team would be holding a press conference.
The US president initially said it would be at the Four Seasons hotel in Philadelphia.
But he deleted the tweet minutes later and inexplicably clarified that it was actually at Four Seasons Total Landscaping , a gardening firm.
Sandwiched between a s.e.x shop and a crematorium on an industrial estate, the awkward moment went viral, as his lawyer Rudy Giuliani baselessly claimed that that the election was rigged.
10. Reports that the President’s team ‘were having meetings in the dark as they couldn’t figure out where the light switches were in the White House’
A report by the New York Times claimed the US president and his team were having some unexpected problems in his early days at the White House.
The paper claimed: “Aides confer in the dark because they cannot figure out how to operate the light switches in the cabinet room.
“Visitors conclude their meetings and then wander around, testing doorknobs until finding one that leads to an exit.
“In a darkened, mostly empty West Wing, Mr. Trump’s provocative chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, finishes another 16-hour day planning new lines of attack.
“Usually around 6:30 p.m., or sometimes later, Mr. Trump retires upstairs to the residence to recharge, vent and intermittently use Twitter.”