Opposite to what many individuals might consider, working in comedy below the Trump administration isn’t like being a cartoon prospector who simply discovered a hill filled with softball-sized gold nuggets. The Don isn’t a bottomless effectively of fabric — fairly the other! Positive, within the early days of his presidency he supplied nearly extra fodder than folks knew what to do with, however these days are behind us.
That’s to not say Trump has turn into much less of a buffoon whereas in workplace. He truly by some means manages to proceed reaching new ranges of nincompoopery by no means earlier than seen within the White Home, nevertheless it’s turn into tougher and tougher to take his uncooked lunacy and weave it into comedy gold. Why? Nicely, as a result of it’s simply not humorous anymore, for one. His incompetence isn’t novel, it has actual ramifications, it’s scary, and harmful, and infuriating, and it’s exhausting to chortle at that.
Secondly, he’s nearly annoyingly good at self-owns.
Like, shit, the man actually stood in entrance of a crowd of individuals, together with cameras, stared into an eclipse, after which pointed at it. He boasted about how “powerful, just about impenetrable” his beloved border wall was — after which it actually blew over within the wind.
WHAT is extra humorous than that. HOW is anybody alleged to make that extra completely hilarious than it already is. They will’t! I CAN’T.
So, I’m not even going to attempt to punch this up. I received’t attempt to make this higher than it already is, as a result of there’s no level. I’m simply going to put it out.
Right here’s how Trump owned himself on-line right now.
TOUGH GUYS FOR TRUMP! pic.twitter.com/DbjZjGzLWU
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 11, 2020
For those who’re not conversant in HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, all it’s important to know for the sake of this story is that (fictional) Larry David is an asshole. The factor he needs most is to only be left the hell alone, and he doesn’t care what he has to do or how folks see him with a view to make that occur.
Within the season 10 premiere of Curb Your Enthusiasm, Larry discovers the facility of the MAGA hat: in the event you put on a MAGA hat, folks will usually fuck off. He calls it a “nice folks repellent.” Clearly, it is a energy he wields with reckless abandon. In a single scene, he cuts off a biker whereas driving. The biker loses his entire shit and speeds as much as David’s driver-side window, screaming profanities, able to kick his ass. Larry then whips out his MAGA hat and the biker instantly eases off.
The one means this satire could possibly be extra on the nostril is that if Larry David seemed into the digicam after and mentioned, “That shitty, unhinged man on the motorbike left me alone after I placed on the MAGA hat as a result of he noticed that I, too, am a shitty, unhinged individual, and he acknowledged our bond, as shit-kin.”
However Trump tweeted it out anyway, as a result of, I imply, in fact he did.
So, okay, not solely did he not perceive that he was blatantly being made enjoyable of, he swung to this point the opposite means that his honest-to-god take-away from that clip was “TOUGH GUYS FOR TRUMP.” Gorgeous.