Here's how it oh so innocently begins:
Once, there was a backward president that everybody thought was very funny.
“Left is right,” he would say. Or, “Up is down.”
And we would laugh to see him turning the wrong way down one way streets, or trying to eat his breakfast while standing on his head.
“Look at the backward president,” we would say.
He said, “Small is big,” and we laughed again, because he was a very, very small man who thought he was the biggest man in the world.
One day, though, he said, “Backward is forward,” and suddenly, we weren’t so sure he was all that funny.