Thursday, December 12, 2019

See Him In The Funny Papers

You would think that the Trump campaign would do a little research.  Nah, just kidding.

Via the Guardian:

Donald Trump is a genocidal warlord hell bent on destroying half of existence in the universe. That’s not a criticism from the unhinged leftwing media, it’s apparently how the president and his team see him.

Shortly after the House brought two articles of impeachment against the president for his efforts seeking foreign interference to bolster his own political interests, the official Trump War Room re-election campaign Twitter account posted a video to social media that superimposed his face over that of the villainous Marvel comic book character Thanos.

In the scene from the movie Avengers: Endgame, Thanos snaps his fingers, attempting to destroy the diverse array of heroes from throughout the universe who’ve teamed up to defeat him. I am inevitable Trump/Thanos says.

“House Democrats can push their sham impeachment all they want,” the team tweeted. “President Trump’s re-election is inevitable.”

The video then cuts to footage of Democratic leaders like Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff, and Jerry Nadler who magically vanish much like in the movie. Not the movie in question, mind you, the previous one, but these low-effort trolling operations from Trump’s social media team tend not to be heavy on consistency or logic.

Marvel Universe timeline discrepancies aside, the choice of this moment from the film was a strange one, as it’s seconds before Thanos realizes he’s about to be defeated.

[Spoiler alert] Thanos snaps his fingers and slowly dissolves like wind blowing a pile of charcoal ash.  End of story; he’s gone.  Poof.

The creator of Thanos responds to that Trump ad: “Seeing that pompous fool using my creation to stroke his infantile ego, it finally struck me that the leader of my country and the free world actually enjoys comparing himself to a mass murderer.”

I thought last week when they compared him to Rocky Balboa and unleashed a twitter-storm of mockery, they’d learned their lesson about hijacking cultural references, but obviously not.

One bark on “See Him In The Funny Papers

  1. Everyone is making a joke of the apparent short-sightedness of it while apparently missing the implied threat: drumpf uck snaps his fingers and his antagonists disappear.

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