Iran says "the White House is stricken by a mental (or intellectual) disability." [See Staff Post]

Oct 25, 2017
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Iranian president Hassan Rouhani has said the White House is “afflicted by mental retardation” after the Trump administration imposed sanctions on the country’s supreme leader.

In a live televised address, Mr Rouhani branded the sanctions against Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other senior officials, including Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, as “outrageous and idiotic”.

An exasperated Mr Rouhani said: “You sanction the foreign minister simultaneously with a request for talks?”
 

Box

Avenger
Oct 27, 2017
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Lancashire
I can hear trump from the uk lmao

Also respect for not saying the R word.

Maybe respect is a bit strong...
 

ZeoVGM

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Oct 25, 2017
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Providence / Boston
Nope.

That's insulting to those who have actual disabilities.

Trump's White House is racist and really wants to go to war. "Mental retardation" has nothing to do with it.
 

mbpm

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Oct 25, 2017
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I don't think he's trained to make that diagnosis.

on the other hand, lol
 

Parthenios

The Fallen
Oct 28, 2017
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Can't really approve of the use of that word. We've been trying to reduce it's use as a pejorative, and calling Trump and co that isn't going to help that really.

Don't disagree with the sentiment however!
 

blumen_dieb

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Mar 18, 2019
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Nope.

That's insulting to those who have actual disabilities.

Trump's White House is racist and really wants to go to war. "Mental retardation" has nothing to do with it.
Seriously? Trump is a slobbering brain dead idiot. Shout out to all those with disabilities deeply offended by a speech in Arabic Farsi!
 
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maxxpower

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Oct 25, 2017
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California
I know he's an idiot but let's not make excuses for evil white people. He does not have any learning disabilities, he's just an evil fucking idiot.
 

plusaflag

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Jan 7, 2019
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Finally someone with an official position has the balls to speak frankly about this issue.
Europe, my land, you failed your ideals by not outing that idiot.
 

Masseyme

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May 23, 2019
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More importantly he said the sanctions are a permanent closure to diplomatic channels between Iran and the US. We are inching to war.
 

The Kree

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Oct 25, 2017
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I lived long enough to see a foreign world leader call an American president a retard.

What else is there to do after this?
 

TaySan

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Dec 10, 2018
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Don't approve the use of that word, but the Trump administrations quite something.
 

Idolvo

The Fallen
Jan 25, 2018
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Iran just doesn't understand the four dimensional chess Trump is playing, he is the best negotiator!

Obvious /s
 
Oct 25, 2017
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What was used instead?
Native speaker on reddit clarified -

That's not exactly the way he said it. ناتوانی ذهنی and معلولیت ذهنی are the words he uses which more or less translate to intellectual (or mental) incapacity (or disability). Sure, it means the same thing, but he didn't use that kind of language. عقب‌ماندگی This is the word that means retardation in Farsi. It's the same in Iran as it is here as far as the politeness (and PCness) of these specific words goes. .btw I'm a native speaker
 

cakely

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Oct 27, 2017
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Chicago
I look forward to someone here on Resetera tone-policing the Iranian president.

Also, yeah. No lies detected.
 

_Karooo

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Oct 25, 2017
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They shot down a $150 million drone. What do they expect?

That said, should have never pulled out of the Iran deal.