Donald Trump is such a clever man, huh? He is so intelligent. In fact, I would venture to say that he is a stable genius, a very stable genius.
Is your sarcasm detector clicking off the charts? It should be -- because I was being completely and utterly sarcastic.
Trump asked doctors to check into bright lights and household disinfectants as a way to cure the coronavirus. Later he claimed that he was being sarcastic. Hmm. I have to admit, my sarcasm detector registered zero.
Today, Trump launched into a twitter rant about journalists and their unmerited "Noble Prizes." After he was mocked unmercifully, he deleted the tweets and claimed he -- once again -- that he was merely being sarcastic.
Once again, my sarcasm detector registered zero.
The entire affair calls to mind Emmett Lee Dickinson's poem "Lest any doubt that he is nuts know he was mad Today" (below on the left). Dickinson's lines inspired third cousin Emily to pen her poem "Lest any doubt that we are glad that they were born Today" (below on the right).
By Emmett Lee Dickinson:
Lest any doubt that he is nuts know
he was mad Today
His tweets beheld by us about his
noble prize dismay
With misspelled words, and
pompousness & plain insanity –
By Emily Dickinson:
Lest any doubt that we are glad that
they were born Today
Whose having lived is held by us in
Without the date, like
Consciousness or Immortality –