Updated 1:35 p.m. ET: Brian Gogerty has contacted the Inquisitr with information regarding the Triumph the Comic Insult Dog video. Mr. Gogerty states that participants were paid $45, are acting, and that the setting “wasn’t real.”
Original article: A recent video featuring an experiment that includes a focus group, fake television ads for Donald Trump, dog-originating insults, and a seemingly astonishing list of answers from the Republican presidential nominee’s supporters who took part is attracting attention for its humor as well as its absurdity, as reported by Ring of Fire.
“Hilarious or horrifying?” the publication asks about the Triumph the Insult Comic Dog video, hosted by Hulu with YouTube.
The premise of the video is simple. Self-avowed Donald Trump supporters are shown viewing fake, seemingly unbelievable, Donald Trump campaign ads suggesting horrifying policies and enthusiastically supporting them, in a manner perhaps comparable to the experiments conducted by Stanley Milgram at Yale University in the 1960s, as reported by Simply Psychology. The group is then asked for their opinions and feedback on the ads.
“He’s real. He speaks what’s on his mind and he’s not a politician,” one member of the group stated when asked why they are supporting Donald Trump, as dog Triumph looked on through one-way glass.
The first Trump campaign ad showed featured a seemingly over-the-top plan to mandate handgun vending machines in every women’s restroom in America so that women can protect themselves from transgendered people.
“I personally think that if you’re a man you go to a men’s restroom. If you’re a women go to the women’s restroom,” one participant explained his views, seemingly not questioning the authenticity of a plan to install handgun vending machines in every public women’s restroom in the nation.
“We never had this issue before,” the man stated. “It all seemed to have started with Caitlyn Jenner. It’s like… God! And then Obama. I mean, what happened to decency?”
“Anywhere,” a woman named Donna answered when asked if there are locations that gun dispensers would be a good idea.
A second women questioned whether anyone would have the time to remove a gun from one of the dispensers to avert an attack from a transgendered, or other, women’s restroom intruder.
While the ideas presented by the fake Trump ads are wild, the ads are well-produced and feature believable voice overs, presumably compilations, of Donald Trump speaking.
The next ad shown to the Trump Triumph the Insult Comic Dog fake focus group included rhetoric suggesting the possibility that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama may be transgendered.
“I’d rather have stuff like that than your little feux feux tag lines that don’t make sense,” a women opined about the ad, meeting agreement from other members of the focus group.
The next, horrifying, fake ad features Donald Trump introducing a plan to fit every single citizen of Mexico with shock collars, of the variety placed on dogs, and building an invisible electric fence along the U.S.-Mexico border that would shock anyone wearing the collar who tried to pass, until the Trump wall can be built.
This suggestion was with met with serious nodding of approval by one greying man. The woman seated beside him reached out and touched him on the arm, seemingly acknowledging her support of his nodding.
A voice remarkably similar to Donald Trump’s, if it is not a compilation, explained that Mexicans will be induced to wear the shock collars because they will feature Trump “bling” prominently.
One female member of the group questioned the logistics of fitting 150 million people with collars. Another suggested that the plan may not work because the Mexicans could simply cut the collars off.
A third woman, unfamiliar with the shock collar-invisible fence system, of the type offered by Amazon, asked if the collars were really necessary. Other members of the Trump dog comic focus group explained that, without the collars, no shocks could be delivered to the Mexicans.
The idea that perhaps shock bracelets, or something that was kept in a purse or wallet, would be more acceptable, as long as it still delivered shocks, was then put forward.
A member of the group then suggested that a “vaccine” would be more appropriate.
The moderator of the group expressed interest and asked the woman to elaborate.
“They’d think they were getting vaccinated for something,” the woman giggled, as Triumph can be seen choking on coffee in reaction behind the one-way glass.
Implanting computer chips in every Mexican was also suggested.
The next fake Trump ad outlined a plan to place portable toilets around locations where Mexicans gather, such as migrant farms and Home Depots. The toilets will feature doors that lock and trap the Mexicans inside. After all the toilets have been filled with illegal immigrants, they will be loaded onto trucks and the Mexicans delivered back home.
After witnessing the plan to trap live human beings, one man described it as “comical” but a “starting point.”
Another member of the group expressed concern that non-Mexicans, such as American children, may become trapped in the rigged toilets.
Discussion over the best locations for the traps, in terms of catching the most illegal immigrants, followed.
The next ad featured Donald Trump proposing a plan similar to the toilet trap plan, but instead involves building houses to trap illegal Mexican housekeepers, and then shipping the houses to Mexico and selling them.
“That’s a good idea,” one of the focus group’s members reacted.
“Yeah,” another countered. “Caging them in, shipping them out.”
The next fake, seemingly satirical Trump ad suggested outlawing abortion, except for in newly designated “abortion zones” to be located in economically disadvantaged areas. The video details a sliding scale, where locations facing more dire poverty would allow abortions at progressively later dates. The ad also explains how vacation packages offering abortions would revitalize the areas and put a positive spin on the experience. The fake abortion vacation packages include free casino chips.
Members of the focus group had difficulty accepting a sliding scale for how far along into pregnancy abortions could be carried out, but indicated that the notion the practice should be restricted to economically depressed areas was sound. Concerns that those receiving abortions should only be able to claim free casino chips on their first visit were raised.
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