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The president is sooooo good at sarcasm!

By Rex Huppke, Tribune Content Agency on

Ladies and gentlemen, I realize we're in the midst of a deadly global pandemic, but please pay attention to our very dumb president.

On Sunday, as more than 1,000 Americans died of COVID-19, Donald Trump sent the following three tweets:

"When will all of the 'reporters' who have received Noble Prizes for their work on Russia, Russia, Russia, only to have been proven totally wrong (and, in fact, it was the other side who committed the crimes), be turning back their cherished 'Nobles' so that they can be given...."

"....to the REAL REPORTERS & JOURNALISTS who got it right. I can give the Committee a very comprehensive list. When will the Noble Committee DEMAND the Prizes back, especially since they were gotten under fraud? The reporters and Lamestream Media knew the truth all along...."

"....Lawsuits should be brought against all, including the Fake News Organizations, to rectify this terrible injustice. For all of the great lawyers out there, do we have any takers? When will the Noble Committee Act? Better be fast!"

Let's see, where to begin? The entire tweet thread sounds like a person loosely tethered to reality ate the comments section of a right-wing conspiracy theory website and vomited it back up onto the internet. The prizes are "Nobel," not "Noble." And journalists don't win Nobel Prizes, they win Pulitzers.

 

Also, "they were gotten under fraud" isn't even remotely correct English and the "Noble Committee Act" sounds like legislation requiring all committees to be noble.

Those tweets were posted Sunday morning but not deleted until early evening. After deleting them, Trump took time away from not working to send arguably the most pathetic tweet in human history, claiming the earlier misspellings of "Noble" were "sarcasm."

That's the same excuse he used for his White House briefing room ramblings about disinfectants being used to rid the body of coronavirus. You know, the "sarcastic" ramblings that required the company that manufactures Lysol to issue a statement reminding consumers not to ingest Lysol.

The point here is that Trump is having a rough time handling the isolation of the coronavirus shutdown and desperately needs people to stop paying attention to the thousands of Americans dying from the virus and instead look at him and say he is a very good and smart boy.

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