Triumph The Insult Comic Dog recently did a special on Hulu in partnership with Funny or Die, where he sent out ladies posing as Fox News reporters interviewing supporters of various GOP Presidential candidates, asking for their responses to various absurd claims by the presidential hopefuls.
Suffice it to say that the ladies who were posing as Fox News reporters did a very good job of selling their credentials to the crowds at the various GOP campaign rallies for the Triumph special. To make things even more interesting was the responses that the supporters gave to Triumph’s various mock news reports.
Just imagine all of the gaffes that have been going on over the past several months when candidates have made various absurd claims, which included Carly Fiorina’s claim that there was video of babies born alive then killed on camera.
— Anna Hiatt (@ahiatt) February 13, 2016
With incidents like that as their motivation, Triumph’s faux Fox News reporters set out to tell supporters at various GOP rallies that the candidates recently made other over the top declarations and got their reactions.
One such reaction was when the reporter told several people at a rally for Donald Trump that he said he will be “sterilizing Puerto Ricans until they can figure this thing out,” which echoed a similar remark he made about banning Muslims from entering the country until they can “figure this thing out.”
The Triumph reporter did an amazing job of posing as a Fox News correspondent on location and selling the fake information to Trump’s supporters. So much so that they actually believed what she said, and decided from the very get go that they were going to support Trump no matter what.
“I believe he hasn’t gone far enough,” one supporter said after hearing Triumph’s fake Puerto Rican sterilization news.
Many other Trump supporters also had similar responses to defend Trump’s faux statement (from Triumph), but did not quite seem to endorse what he said. They rather stepped around the statement and found a way to creatively speak up about their candidate.
The viewer should also be aware that the only actors in the Triumph video skit were the ladies posing as faux Fox News reporters. Everyone else that appeared on camera, with the exception of Triumph himself, were real people at rallies and primary voting elections.
But it was not only their supporters who were cornered on camera with the fake news by the fake Triumph reporters. Previous candidate Rick Santorum and Senator Rand Paul were also interviewed by the ladies, and given the same report about sterilizing Puerto Ricans, which they seemed to believe.
Although Santorum and Paul were both rivals of Trump, they did not waste a moment laying into the absurd notion of sterilizing people from Puerto Rico. It also did not seem to surprise them that Trump would say something so over the top like that.
For those who do not know, Triumph The Insult Comic Dog was created way back in 1997 by Conan O’Brien and Robert Smigel, who also happens to voice the Triumph puppet, according to Variety. His debut was on Late Night with Conan O’Brien when he was on NBC.
Hulu signed the Triumph The Insult Comic Dog show to their streaming network last month for a special that covers the 2016 Election cycle.
— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) February 19, 2016
Triumph The Insult Comic Dog on Hulu is a partnership with Funny or Die, and they have been making waves with their comical election 2016 coverage.
The foul-mouthed and quirky antics of Triumph led to a tremendous amount of comedy that goes way over the top and echoes the comedy of other programs like The Daily Show, The Nightly Show, and Real Time With Bill Maher.
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