In 1977, Roger Waters of Pink Floyd wrote a song called “Pigs (Three Different Ones)” which he’s used live under the presidency of Donald Trump to protest his election. The song talks about a rich, greedy man and says “you’re nearly a laugh, but you’re really a cry.” A better summary of Trump as president was never written, even if it was written 43 years ago.
No re-election for you pic.twitter.com/cKkevBNYln
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) July 21, 2020
There’s nothing funny about Trump’s presidency – his missteps, his blustering, his ignorance, or his divisiveness – but sometimes you have to laugh at him to keep from crying. The Lincoln Project, in their new ad, pokes fun at Trump’s recent Fox News Sunday interview with Chris Wallace but putting a laugh track over the president’s most ridiculous lies.
There were many, many lies, just as there are every time Trump speaks or tweets. He is losing in the polls to Joe Biden at this point in the race. The United States does not have the lowest death rate from coronavirus compared to all other countries. Joe Biden does not want to defund the police. The lies become so absurd that one cannot help but laugh at him.
Of course, this same ad could be made from many of Trump’s other ridiculous statements. Someone should have put a laugh track over Trump’s claim that windmills cause cancer, and that doctors injecting patients with disinfectant might kill the coronavirus, and that people have called him “a stable genius.” All of them are hilariously idiotic, but they’re also coming from the current president of the United States. And that is really a cry.
Twitter was loving the Seinfeld reference and the spot-on depiction of Trump’s interview. Read some of their comments below:
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