Hobie, under the circumstances, I'm sure you'll let this ne pass. The lame stream media has you believe only Trumpo has ever cussed. Pah Leez.. :-)
By Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
In 2003, Senator John Kerry talked to Rolling Stone about his decision to vote for the Iraq war, saying, "Did I expect George Bush to f___ it up as badly as he did? I don't think anybody did." And in March, Biden happily called the health care reform bill a "big f___ deal."
In 2008, former President Clinton became irritable as Obama overtook Hillary Clinton during the Democratic primaries. Thinking no one could hear him, after an interview with a Philadelphia radio station that put him on the defensive over racial equality issues, Clinton said, "I don't think I should take any shit from anybody on that, do you?"
President George W. Bush called New York Times reporter Adam Clymer a "major league asshole" over a hot mic, to which vice-presidential nominee Dick Cheney agreed. In 1999, during an interview with Tucker Carlson for Talk Magazine, George W. dropped the F-bomb several times.
In 1983, President Reagan got into a shouting match with Canadian Prime Minister Pierre-Elliott Trudeau at a London economic summit. Assailed for not more aggressively promoting détente with the Soviet Union, Reagan pounded the table and shouted, "God Damn it, Pierre."
In June 1979, as Sen. Ted Kennedy pondered a primary challenge, Jimmy Carter convened a group of congressmen at a White House dinner, and was quoted as saying,
"If Kennedy runs, I'll whip his ass."
President Harry S. Truman was quoted as calling General MacArthur a "dumb son of a bitch." John F. Kennedy used the same term to refer to Canadian Prime Minister John Diefenbaker. And even though John F. Kennedy grew up as a wealthy child of privilege, but his time in the Navy taught him how to swear like a sailor — at least, a little bit. In April of 1962, President Kennedy became infuriated when the President of U.S. Steel announced major price increases. Kennedy told a reporter, "My father always told me that all businessmen were sons of bitches, but I never believed it ‘til now."
Lyndon B. Johnson had a famously dirty mouth. He chided Canada's Lester Pearson for his anti-Vietnam stance by saying, "You pissed on my rug," and once likened the difference between a Senator and a Representative to "the difference between chicken salad and chicken shit." Another Johnson quote, referring to a Kennedy aide: "He wouldn't know how to pour piss out of a boot if the instructions were printed on the heel." When asked what he thought of Gerald Ford, Johnson said, "He can't fart and chew gum at the same time".
Jack Garner, Franklin D. Roosevelt's Vice President from 1933 to 1941, once said the job of VP was "not worth a pitcher of warm piss."
Richard Nixon may hold the unofficial record for being the most openly profane U.S. President — probably because he recorded much of what he said in the Oval Office. In a taped 1971 conversation between the President and two of his aides, Nixon called Mexicans "dishonest," said that blacks lived "like a bunch of dogs" and that San Francisco was full of "fags" and "decorators." And that was just one conversation.
What separates Trump and other modern presidents from their oil-painted predecessors is the near ubiquity of recording devices, social media and a 21st-century public that parses a president’s every utterance in real time.
But if we’re really honest, do we think Abraham Lincoln talked about consecrated and hallowed ground all the time? Or that the worst thing Franklin D. Roosevelt said about Adolf Hitler was that he was a “very mean dictator”?
John F. Kennedy’s soaring eloquence helped the country make strides on school desegregation and inspired an army of youths to help people in underdeveloped nations. But he was also a sailor.
[Trump derides protections for immigrants from ‘shithole’ countries]
Even our most revered leaders have had the occasional (or in Lyndon B. Johnson’s case, routine) slip of the tongue.
(Warning: The following utterances of presidents, and a parrot, contain offensive language)
On several occasions, Lincoln told a story about Revolutionary War patriot Ethan Allen’s first trip to England after the war:
The British, trying to poke fun at the American, had put a picture of George Washington in the outhouse of the home where Allen was staying.
One day Allen’s hosts asked whether he had seen the portrait of the first president.
According to Lincoln, Allen replied:
“There is nothing to make an Englishman shit quicker than the sight of General George Washington.”
Lyndon B. Johnson
LBJ was a particularly creative curser. Rolling Stone said his language was “salted with profanity” and that “few if any presidents have been quite as coarse as Johnson.”
Fun Johnson fact, according to the magazine: He often spoke with Cabinet members while sitting on the toilet with the door open.
Johnson was once asked why he didn’t take one of Richard Nixon’s speeches more seriously when he was Senate majority leader and Nixon was vice president.
“Boys, I may not know much, but I do know the difference between chicken shit and chicken salad.”
Harry S. Truman
According to CNN, Harry S. Truman once told Time Magazine why, exactly, he fired Gen. Douglas MacArthur:
“I didn’t fire him because he was a dumb son of a bitch, although he was, but that’s not against the law for generals. If it was, half to three-quarters of them would be in jail.”
Andrew Jackson’s parrot
Andrew Jackson once bought an African gray parrot named Poll for his wife, according to the Tennessean. But when the first lady died, the parrot spent a lot of time with Old Hickory, and apparently soaked up some of the president’s choice phrases.
When Jackson died in 1845, thousands of people gathered to pay a final tribute — along with one talking parrot that was apparently riled up by the crowds.
The Rev. William Menefee Norment, who presided over the funeral, described the scene.
“Before the sermon and while the crowd was gathering, a wicked parrot that was a household pet got excited and commenced swearing so loud and long as to disturb the people,” he said.
The bird “let loose perfect gusts of ‘cuss words,’” so many that people were “horrified and awed at the bird’s lack of reverence.”
In the end, the bird refused to shut up and “had to be carried from the house.”
Barack Obama (speaking in the 3rd person): “Obama really drew the ire of the pious, calling opponent Mitt Romney a ‘bullsh*tter.’
Joe Biden: "This is a big f**king deal."
Dick Cheney: “Cheney reportedly told Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy to ‘go f**k [himself].’”
George W. Bush: “Commented on the presence of New York Times reporter Adam Clymer. Believing he had an audience of one, Bush called Clymer a ‘major-league asshole.’”
Barack Obama: "I don't think I should take any Fu***** sh*t from anybody on that, do you?"
Lyndon Johnson: "I do know the difference between chicken sh*t and chicken salad.” LBJ also said that when he passed the voter rights acts, “Those ni**ers will be voting for democrats for the next 50 years.”
John F. Kennedy: "This is obviously a f**k-up."
Harry Truman: “In Truman's eyes, General Douglas MacArthur was a "dumb son of a bitch," and Nixon was ‘a shifty-eyed goddamned liar.’”