Sarcastic Leaders From History

Donald Trump said recently that President Obama was the founder of ISIS.  He repeated this several times over the past several days and continually reiterated he meant exactly what he said: President Obama is the founder of ISIS.  This morning, however, Trump stated the media had twisted his words into something he never actually meant.  He now claims he was merely being sarcastic.  Yes, once again, it’s not the Donald’s fault for saying something idiotic, wrong, crude, and insulting, it’s the media’s fault for being too stupid to see he didn’t mean what he actually said.  Way to go there, Donny.  Thing is, Trump is not the first person in history to do this.  Over the years, several famous world leaders have done this exact same thing, often with less than stellar results.  Here are a few of them along with the sarcastic things they said.

1.)

Henry The Eight is famous for sarcastically saying," Cut off Anne Boleyn's head. She cheated on me and is a whore." Henry was later shocked to learn that his sarcastic words were taken literally and his beloved wife's head was actually cut off. OOPS!!!

Henry The Eight is famous for sarcastically saying, after an argument with his wife, ” Cut off Anne Boleyn’s head. She cheated on me and is a whore.” Henry was later shocked to learn that his guards took his sarcastic words quite literally and his beloved wife’s head was actually cut off. OOPS!!!

 

2.)

Adolf Hitler once said, rather sarcastically, "Well then, why don't you just imprison all Jews then gas them and burn the bodies." Hitler's words were taken quite literally by those who followed him, and millions of Jews died because of it. Hitler's response to this was to say, "Well, if people are so stupid as to not know when I'm being sarcastic, it's on them for what they do, not me."

Adolf Hitler once said, rather sarcastically, “Well then, why don’t we just imprison all the Jews, gas them to death, and then burn the bodies.”  Hitler’s words were taken quite literally by his SS minions  and millions of Jews died because of it. Hitler’s response to this was to say, “Well, if people are so stupid as to not know when I’m being sarcastic, it’s on them if they do what I said to do, not me.”

 

3.)

When learning the Americans had an atomic weapon and what it could do if used, President Truman sarcastically said, "Well go ahead and drop the fucking thing then. Hell, drop two of the mother fuckers. That'll learn 'em, eh?" After the bombs were dropped, Truman was reported to have said, "WHAT! I didn't actually mean what I said. I was being sarcastic. What kind of idiots do I have working for me?"

When learning America had an atomic weapon and what it could do if used, President Truman sarcastically said, “Well go ahead and drop the fucking thing then. Hell, drop two of the mother fuckers. That’ll learn them fuckin’ Japs, eh?” After the bombs were dropped, Truman was reported to have said, “WHAT! I didn’t actually mean what I said. I was being sarcastic. What kind of idiots do I have working for me?”

 

4.)

Nixon said once, quite sarcastically, I'll add, "I think we should put a bug in the Watergate Hotel so we can hear what those stinking Democrats are planning." Upon leaving office to avoid an impeachment because his men actually did what he suggested, Nixon said," The biggest problem with Americans is they simply don't know when someone's being sarcastic."

President Nixon said once, quite sarcastically, I’ll add, “I think we should put a bug in the Watergate Hotel so we can hear what those fuckin’ Democrats are planning.” Upon leaving office to avoid an impeachment because his men actually did what he suggested, Nixon said,” The biggest problem with Americans today is they simply don’t know when someone’s being sarcastic.”

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17 thoughts on “Sarcastic Leaders From History

  1. Is “inspired by the divine” a redundancy? If it is not, I wonder what else is able to inspire you in such a venerable – although lightly sarcastic – way?
    I find your examples great, historically believable! .-

  2. I second the nomination for a Nobel!

  3. Superb! I’ll give you a Nobel Prize for this one.

    • Thanks. I like this one quite a bit myself. Trump is a great inspiration. He’s absolutely destroying himself politically, though. He’s playing to his core base of supporters and narrowing his appeal to everyone else. He claims he won’t change. He’s also trying to get out of debating Clinton because she’ll devour him and he knows it. He’s all over the news because he’s such an idjit. They say all publicity is good, but not in this case. His publicity is so negative and so offensive, that it’s killing him. I feel SO badly for him. 🙂

  4. Is it scarier to read of them in history or hear them now in the present. Hugs

  5. This is so good. Words do matter.

  6. I am surprised that you missed the most famous piece of sarcasm in history.

    ”Well fuck Barabbas is what I say. Go one then, nail me up. See if I care! My dad’ll sort you miserable bastards out, just you wait and see.”

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