Sunday night saw the latest edition of the Grammy Awards being held, with an array of prizes being handed out to artists deemed to have made strides in their respective fields over the preceding year.
That’s not all that went on, however. In addition to the actual award-granting part of the ceremony, a comedy segment also aired during the ceremony that featured none other than Hillary Clinton — among others — reading a bit from the infamous new anti-Trump book Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff.
The idea behind the skit was that comedian James Corden was holding auditions for someone to read Fire and Fury so that he could nab “a GRAMMY Award of his own” for best spoken word album.
Check out the skit for yourself below.
On the hunt for a GRAMMY Award of his own, James Corden auditions celebrities for the spoken word version of Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury.” pic.twitter.com/SjTobAbv2N
— The Late Late Show with James Corden (@latelateshow) January 29, 2018
Surprise surprise — the ever so sensitive Trumps apparently didn’t like the still widely popular Hillary Clinton being incorporated into a comedy sketch for the Grammy Awards.
Donald Trump Jr. — who supposedly has a family business to run — took to Twitter to whine about the whole thing Sunday night, writing:
‘Getting to read a
#fakenews book excerpt at the Grammys seems like a great consolation prize for losing the presidency. #GrammyAwards’
He added a message reading:
‘The more Hillary goes on television the more the American people realize how awesome it is to have
@realDonaldTrump in office.’
Maybe, Trump Jr., just maybe, Clinton’s appearance in that skit had nothing to do with getting a “consolation prize” for losing the presidency and had to do with the fact that one, she was and is popular, apart from her presidential run, and two, the skit was funny.
Most of us can appreciate humor, and it’s not as though Donald Trump is the first president to be the butt of jokes. That’s the way that political satire works.
President Donald Trump, however, missed that memo.
Although the president hasn’t tweeted about the awards ceremony as of early Monday afternoon, he has in the past taken jabs at him very, very personally to the point of calling for a comedy show — Saturday Night Live — to be taken off the air because his feelings were hurt by its portrayal of him.
Maybe, if Donald Trump wants Americans to care about his opinion, he should actually concern himself with those Americans’ interests, since he’s, you know, the president of the United States.
Trump, however, has better things to do than worry about constructively engaging with those he might not see eye to eye with in order to move forward.
Just like in the case of his father, Americans might actually concern themselves with what Donald Trump Jr. has to say if he seemed interested in returning the favor.
Instead, he just parrots his dad’s nonsense.
Neither of the two of them are in any position to criticize supposedly “fake news” when President Trump literally just makes stuff up to suit his purposes all the time.
Trump Jr., notably, isn’t even the only associate of the president to gripe about Wolff’s book being given airtime at the Grammy Awards.
UN Ambassador Nikki Haley did as well, quipping that “[s]ome of us love music without the politics thrown in it.”
Needless to say, it’s not like the world rushed to apologize to Trump Jr. and Haley.
Check out Twitter’s response to Trump Jr. griping about Clinton’s video appearance at the Grammy Awards below.
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