If you’re a political scientist, there’s not a whole lot to like about a Donald Trump presidency.
In addition to the fact that everything he does and says screams “incompetent” and in addition to the prima facie absurdity of having a reality TV show host in the Oval Office, the “insult to injury” part of the equation for academics comes in when you consider that Steve Bannon is a Nassim Taleb disciple, which means political scientists are seen as “pseudo-experts” – or, more simply, “idiots.”
That said, if you’re in the business of publishing content and making people laugh, Trump is a veritable godsend. The jokes write themselves.
So here at HR, we’ll take the good with the bad.
On Monday, in the latest example of how you need only Google “Trump” to find something worth lampooning, the President decided it was a good idea to make his Twitter account into more of a standing joke than it already is by literally Photoshopping one of his own tweets into his banner image.
Here’s the original tweet:
Director Clapper reiterated what everybody, including the fake media already knows- there is "no evidence" of collusion w/ Russia and Trump.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 8, 2017
Regardless of your opinion on the testimony we’ve gotten this week, that is so overtly ridiculous that one struggles to make it any funnier than it already is.
Because you know he didn’t do that himself. That is, there’s no way Donald Trump opened up his laptop and created a new banner image for his Twitter account. Which, by definition, means he actually took time away from being the leader of the free world to instruct someone else to do it.
Needless to say, Twitter itself was amused.
trump's new Twitter page header is basically the equivalent of "But they said I din't do nothin'."
Double negative intended. pic.twitter.com/YCP1lVdcEf
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) May 9, 2017
Trump's done a lot of embarrassing things in the < 4 months he's been POTUS, but that new header image takes the cake. pic.twitter.com/IRqGeglvTO
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) May 9, 2017
trump changed his twitter header to push back on the russia story, showing he's not concerned about it and its NOT A BIG DEAL AT ALL pic.twitter.com/MYzcppjEWx
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) May 9, 2017
It’s since been removed.
Write your own jokes.