30 Political Gaffes That’ll Make You Grateful You Have No Foreign Policy Experience or Charisma

30 Political Gaffes That’ll Make You Grateful You Have No Foreign Policy Experience or Charisma

“Politicians are just like you and me, honey.” That was our impression of a Martian mother explaining the behaviors of these politicians to her Martian child. Because there’s no way an Earthling parent could say the same about what’s happening here.

CRACKED 887549 059636 In 1992, then-President GEORGE H. W. BUSH went to a grocery store convention in Orlando, Florida and was really impressed by the electronic scanners. Не bafflingly asked if the scanners could tell if someone spelled his name wrong.

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LISA MCCLAIN McClain, a Republican Congresswoman, once claimed that Donald WRONG Trump was responsible for catching Osama bin Laden. Of course, bin WRONG Laden was killed during Barack Obama's administration, some WRONG Republicans' fantasies notwithstanding. CRACKED

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TED CRUZ WRONG WRONG WRONG At the hearing for Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson, Cruz asked her about some books for Black kids, like Antiracist Baby. Не was pretty ANTIRACIST wrong about what was in them, and claimed they were BABY teaching kids to be racist. IBRAH X. BENDI ILUSTRATIONS to ASHLEY LURASHEVSKY CRACKED

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Trollitical History Julius Malema's egg-throwing in parliament In 2015, South African politician Julius Malema and his EFF group caused some chaos when they disrupted the opening of the country's parliament by throwing eggs. CRACKED

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Trollitical History Strom Thurmond's record filibuster Sen. Thurmond of South Carolina set a record in 1957 for the longest filibuster ever, lasting 24 hours and 18 minutes. His staff put a bucket in the cloakroom so he could pee while still keeping one foot on the Senate floor. CRACKED

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In 2015, then-Prime Minister of Australia TONY ABBOTT spontaneously took a big bite out of a raw onion while visiting a farmer in Tasmania. Не later said he wanted to show his appreciation for the hard work of the farmer. CRACKED

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In 2018, Canadian Prime Minister JUSTIN TRUDEAU was made fun of for being waaayyy too careful with his words, when he interrupted a woman at a town hall and told her she should have said peoplekind instead of mankind. CRACKED

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