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.
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!!!
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.”
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?”
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.”