I think there’s a good case to be made for the idea that trolling Donald Trump has replaced baseball as “America’s Pastime”.
Although it seems like a trivial comparison to make, it’s important to note the distinction between how the nation responded to George Bush’s uncanny knack for saying stupid things (e.g. “I know that human being and fish can coexist peacefully“) and the outright disdain Americans exhibit for Trump.
Here’s how I put it earlier this year:
One thing I’ve noticed is that unlike those who made fun of George Bush (the second one) years ago, the folks protesting Trump’s travel ban don’t have even a shred of respect for this President.
Remember when people used to blast President Bush for the decidedly ill-advised invasion of Iraq? Well as vitriolic (and justified) as some of that criticism most certainly was, you still got the impression that people believed Bush believed that what he was doing had some merit. That is, there was still this begrudging acknowledgement among at least some critics that “this misguided redneck probably thinks he’s right — bless his heart — and at the end of the day, he is the President.”
With Trump there’s none of that. There’s zero respect. People are just outright making fun of the guy. I saw a poster yesterday that read: “Star Spangled Wanker.”
If you need evidence to support that assessment, look no further than the most recent video by former Mexican President Vicente Fox. If you haven’t seen it, I encourage you to check it out and then try to imagine a world leader saying those things about an American President whose name isn’t Donald Trump.
Indeed, today we learned that at least one congressman is for all intents and purposes trying to make trolling Trump the law.
Just how much of a joke has this President become, you ask?
So much of a joke that he’s now being trolled by … vodka.
That’s right: vodka is trolling Trump.
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