WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. President Donald Trump has, in a very surprising move, apologized for something. Some of his recent tweets, he claims, were meant to be taken as meaning the exact opposite of what he had tweeted. Many on both sides of the political spectrum have accused the president of outrageous lies, but Trump said in a press conference yesterday that it was all just a huge misunderstanding.
“Look, I don’t know how to say this,” Trump told reporters, “and it’s really very embarrassing, but I really didn’t mean any of those things I said. And I had no idea that people actually believed them! I mean, I know people are stupid, believe me, I’ve seen stupid, but seriously folks, I had no idea, none, zip, no idea that anyone would think those things I tweeted were true. I thought, and this is real, I thought that it was opposite day. And every morning I would wake up and ask Ivanka if it was opposite day, and we’ve been playing this game for years, and she would tell me no, it was not opposite day. And that’s exactly what someone would say if it was opposite day. So you can see my confusion. Anybody would be confused. You’re probably more confused than I am. And I’m truly very sorry, no one is more sorry than me, that so many people took what I’ve been saying literally.”
Some positions that Trump claimed were clearly said on opposite day include President Obama not being born in the U.S., Trump Tower being wiretapped, allowing the town of Richford, VT to secede from the nation, and his acceptance of the office of president.
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