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Mon Jan 6, 2020, 04:22 PM

Ayatollah Mystified That He Is the Only Dictator Trump Dislikes

TEHRAN (The Borowitz Report)—Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, is “completely baffled” as to why he appears to be the only dictator whom Donald J. Trump does not like, the autocrat said on Monday.

Speaking to reporters in Tehran, the long-reigning tyrant expressed puzzlement and dismay that Trump had not given him the adulation that he has showered on seemingly every other totalitarian in the world.

“Trump loves Vladimir Putin and Mohammed bin Salman, and he’s even given Kim Jong Un a cute nickname, but, for some mysterious reason, I leave him cold,” the visibly saddened Ayatollah said. “I just don’t get it.”

Khamenei initially tried not to take Trump’s distaste for him personally, he said, “but when it became clear that he liked even second-tier strongmen like Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, of Turkey, and Rodrigo Duterte, of the Philippines, I’d be lying if I said it didn’t hurt.”


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nycbos Jan 2020 OP
dewsgirl Jan 2020 #1
cwydro Jan 2020 #2
skypilot Jan 2020 #3
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Mon Jan 6, 2020, 04:27 PM

1. LoL😂

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Mon Jan 6, 2020, 04:28 PM

2. Lol! Love it!

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Mon Jan 6, 2020, 04:31 PM

3. This belongs squarely in the "It's funny because it's true" category.

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Response to nycbos (Original post)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 04:40 PM

4. Borowitz is a national treasure ...

This generation's Art Buchwald or Walt Kelly.

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Mon Jan 6, 2020, 04:51 PM

5. So much truth that it hurts. nt

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Mon Jan 6, 2020, 05:03 PM

6. Borowitz used to do great satire

but with Trump in office, he's stuck telling the truth, while trying to put a funny bent to his work.

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Mon Jan 6, 2020, 06:16 PM

7. I love good satire

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