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Donald Trump Asks Crowd of Children: 'Do I Have Social Skills? I Don't Know'

President Donald Trump has said he may not have social skills (but he sure knows how to use social media), in a comment at the White House Sports and Fitness Day event on Wednesday.

Speaking to a crowd of young people who had gathered for the event, which also saw the president joined by his daughter Ivanka Trump and lawyer Rudy Giuliani, Trump said the sports day would help build teamwork and social skills.

“Do I have social skills?” Trump asked the crowd, the New York Post reported. “I don’t know,” he said in answer to his own question. “I have social media that’s for sure. I don’t know about skill, but I have a lot of media!"

2018-05-30T202239Z_1277761625_RC11C4537730_RTRMADP_3_USA-TRUMP Donald Trump at the White House Sports and Fitness day event. Reuters

The president's love of social media is well known, as he uses Twitter to share his views on everything from foreign policy to the press, and most recently, his dislike of the ongoing Russia probe, which he has referred to as a “witch hunt.”

At the event, the president also shared a platform with former New York Yankees Mariano Rivera and Johnny Damon, Olympic beach volleyball three-time gold medalist Misty May-Treano, and former NFL player Hershel Walker, The Daily Mail reported.

Among the questions the president had for the sports stars was whether or not they got tired of being at the top of their game, asking Rivera if he ever got bored of winning. “No,” Rivera responded, presumably echoing the president’s own thoughts on the subject of winning.

The president also asked the sports star how he managed to break so many baseball bats with his fast pitches, saying: “Exactly how do you do that? Can you explain that please?”

Rivera said: "There’s one explanation. That was a pitch from heaven.”

"It’s called talent," the president said.

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