Monday, April 27, 2020

Sarcasm by Trump

So, yesterday, Trump went on a Twitter spinout over the reporters who won "Noble" prizes (not Pulitzers) on the basis of covering him and "Russia, Russia, Russia" (which I cannot help but hear in Jan Brady's "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia" voice). Of course, he would have meant "Nobel" (the prize he feels very slighted about not getting when Obama has one, which likely steams him as much as not having an Emmy). Then he posted this:

which tends to reinforce the idea that Trump not only does not understand how sarcasm works, but is also prickly enough to, use the excuse of sarcasm to play "I meant to do that!" when he has obviously goofed. 

For an example of actual sarcasm by Trump, there is possibly this recent entry, where it sounds like Trump is saying "I love everybody". 

See? That would be sarcasm. When someone says something we all know obviously isn't true.

Thus ends the lesson.

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