Sarko insulted a random man at the Salon de l’Agriculture yesterday because the man told Sarko not to touch him. Politely translated, the exchange went something like this:
Man: Don’t touch me.
Sarko: Then get lost.
Man: You disgust me.
Sarko: Get lost, poor jerk!
(Sarkozy actually said casse-toi and pauvre con, which can be much more rudely translated…)
It’s great to see the president of the Republic of France act so polite and reserved to the general public. Maybe he’s just grumpy about his record low approval ratings or maybe he really is that big of a meanie.
In any case, I think it’s a little suspicious that all of the videos of the insult have been deleted from Dailymotion, the French counterpart of YouTube. Of course you can still watch the video on YouTube:
And someone has already created a Casse-toi, pauvre con blog, which I find hilarious.
Making fun of awful presidents is fun in any language!