Mehdi Hasan Summarizes 'Awfulness' of Trump Presidency in Two-minute Viral Video

TV host Mehdi Hasan squeezed in an incredible amount into just two minutes as he summarized the "awfulness" of Donald Trump's presidency in a clip that quickly went viral.

As the clock counted down from 120 seconds, Hasan spoke fast as he listed some of the biggest scandals and crises that have marred Trump since he took office during Peacock TV's The Mehdi Hasan Show on Monday. On Twitter, the clip has already amassed more than 900,000 views.

Hasan said in a tweet that he had tried to "summarize the awfulness, and low points of Trump's four years in office in just... TWO MINUTES FLAT."

On the eve of Election Day, watch @mehdirhasan try to cut through the BS and summarize the Trump years in two minutes flat. Start the clock: pic.twitter.com/sIKTCNxweT

— The Mehdi Hasan Show (@MehdiHasanShow) November 3, 2020

"Start the clock," Hasan said, before touching on a few of the president's biggest scandals, including the Muslim travel ban and the widely condemned "zero tolerance" policy that saw thousands of migrant children separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border.

"This is a president who brought in a Muslim ban, closed the door to Syrian refugees, caged migrant kids at the border, praised neo-Nazis in Charlottesville as 'very fine people,' referred to one Black woman as a dog and another as low IQ, referred to African countries as s-hole countries, suggested everyone in Haiti has AIDS," Hasan said.

He went on, saying the president "defended an aide accused of domestic assault, defended a Supreme Court nominee accused of sexual assault, was accused of rape himself, went through four White House chiefs of staff, four White House press secretaries and four White House national security advisors in just four years."

Trump "fired an FBI chief, tried to fire the special counsel, got impeached, moved the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem in defiance of international law, went sword-dancing with the Saudi royals and then helped them cover up the murder of a journalist," he continued.

Hasan also noted Trump "said he fell in love with Kim Jong Un and praised North Korea, never said a word about Vladimir Putin, incited violence against the fake news media and called the press 'enemies of the people.'

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U.S. President Donald Trump removes his mask upon return to the White House from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on October 05, 2020 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images

Trump also "told four non-white members of Congress to 'go back to where they came from', accused American Jews of being ignorant and disloyal, told the Proud Boys to 'stand back and stand by,' praised QAnon, proudly called himself a nationalist, smeared immigrants as invaders, encouraged voter suppression, tore up the Iran deal, tore up the Paris climate accord, tore up a nuclear arms control treaty, tried to tear up Obamacare," Hasan continued.

He also "loosened the regulations on drone strikes, loosened the restrictions on ICE [U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement]," Hasan went on.

He added that Trump "got laughed at by world leaders at the UN, pardoned war criminals, compared themselves to Lincoln, compared himself to Jesus, called himself the King of Israel, said he was the chosen one, mocked the existence of climate change, shut down the government for no good reason, declared a national emergency for no good reason."

Hasan continued, saying Trump "repeatedly violated the Emoluments Clause, hid a secret bank account in China, paid only $750 in federal income tax but refused to release his tax returns, gave trillions of dollars in tax cuts to the rich, gave us the worst unemployment numbers since the Great Depression, turned a blind eye to 3,000 dead in Puerto Rico."

Perhaps an indication of how many controversies there have been during Trump's time in office, his response to the coronavirus pandemic—widely considered to be the biggest crisis the president has faced—only took up around 10 seconds of Hasan's time.

Hasan said Trump "presided over nearly a quarter of a million dead Americans from the coronavirus, tested positive for the coronavirus himself but carried on mocking the wearing of masks" and "asked if we could be injected with disinfectant."

He then went on to note how Trump "suggested Obama murdered SEAL Team Six, claimed the Governor of Virginia executed a baby, regaled the Boy Scouts with tales of orgies, asked the Department of Justice to lock up his opponents, played golf more than 250 times."

Just before his time ran out, Hasan noted that fact checkers report the president has told more than 22,000 lies since coming to office.

"Now look, I could go on and on, but I'm out of time," he added. "And in fact, we're all out of time. If you haven't voted yet, please vote. That's all I have left to say."