Two days ago, Donald Trump — an orange batter-fried bag of soggy testicles — said this: “President Obama — he is the founder of ISIS. He is the founder of ISIS. He’s the founder. He founded ISIS.”
You can watch it. There’s no ambiguity here, no trace of sarcasm:
Yesterday, journalist Hugh Hewitt gave Trump a chance to clarify his statement. Hugh Hewitt even provided an easy, leading question to allow Trump to do so. Did Trump take him up on the offer?
No he did not:
HEWITT: I think you meant Obama created the vacuum that led to ISIS.— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) August 11, 2016
TRUMP: "No, I meant he’s the founder of ISIS." pic.twitter.com/EMMlDXogl6
So, after another bad news day for Trump, what does he finally do?
Ratings challenged @CNN reports so seriously that I call President Obama (and Clinton) "the founder" of ISIS, & MVP. THEY DON'T GET SARCASM?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 12, 2016
Are you fucking kidding me? NO. You do not get to take that back! No goddamn way. And then you do not get to blame it on the “dishonest” media for interpreting your comments the exact way in which you meant them.
I love watching these poor, pathetic people (pundits) on television working so hard and so seriously to try and figure me out. They can't!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 12, 2016
Trump understands sarcasm like Alanis Morissette understands irony https://t.co/Y3HQlRd6db— Whitney (@Whitney_McN) August 12, 2016
Updated list of words Trump doesn’t understand: sarcasm, grovelling, mistake, temperament, sacrifice, founder, brainwashed, dog.— emily nussbaum (@emilynussbaum) August 12, 2016
Cut it the hell out.
Trump, 2018, to the Chinese: "When I said I'd launch a nuclear first strike, I was being sarcastic! DUH! Do you have sarcasm in China?"— Josh Barro (@jbarro) August 12, 2016
Of course they do.
Trump voters are so dumb they're actually believing all the sarcasm in this hashtag right now. #KatrinaPiersonHistory.😂😂😂— Orange NOT New Black (@realityfangirl1) August 3, 2016
That his "sarcasm" is delivered in the same tone as his "truth telling" will make for great diplomacy. And clear policy making. #Trump 2/2— Jeffrey J. Malanson (@JeffreyMalanson) August 12, 2016
Reminder: “Sarcasm… the protest of those who are weak.” — John Knowles, A Separate Peace