After almost a year in office, you would think that we would have become used to seeing President Donald Trump parodied by now. A glance at today’s headlines will show that many mainstream media outlets are leading with reactions to President Trump’s extraordinary comments in response to Michael Wolff’s new book Fire And Fury. As reported by Sky News, we saw Trump attack his former chief strategist Steve Bannon. Trump then followed up by attacking Wolff himself, and then yesterday Trump declared that he is a “very stable genius.”
President Trump took to Twitter to tell the world that his “two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart.” Trump went on to claim that his business acumen, his TV shows, and winning the U.S. presidency show that he isn’t just smart but is a genius, “and a very stable genius at that!”
Of course, as reported by the Huffington Post, Trump’s comments have given rise to a rush of hilarious parodies and meme’s, many comparing President Trump to Mr. Ed, the talking horse from a 1960s TV show. Twitter users are claiming that Mr. Ed is the only true “stable genius.”
As we have come to expect, President Trump’s defense to the claims made in Michael Wolff’s book was to dismiss the claims as “fake news.” Trump dismisses any criticism of him as fake news, and earlier this week even claimed that he will announce the winners of his fake news awards tomorrow, January 8.
It is President Trump’s “fake news” claims that have given rise to a hilarious advertising video by United Kingdom-based sports channel BT Sport. The sports broadcaster has the rights to televise the English F.A. Cup, which entered it’s third round this weekend. The third round of the F.A. Cup is the stage that sees Premier League teams like Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, and Chelsea enter the competition.
In it’s advertising for the F.A. Cup third round television coverage, BT Sport has created a very amusing cartoon parody of President Trump. The video shows a cartoon Donald Trump claiming that the F.A. Cup has “no fake games,” and stating that he is a “very smart guy.” The cartoon Trump goes on to claim that “if you are smart like me, you should watch the F.A. Cup third round.” The advertisement even sees the cartoon president declare that “the F.A. Cup Trumps all other competitions.”
Few would deny that using the controversial Trump to advertise the F.A. Cup is amusing, but there is a serious undertone to the fun. The simple fact appears to be that Donald Trump, the president of the United States, has become a laughing stock to the extent that sports broadcasters on the other side of the Atlantic are mocking him in their advertising.
It would be funny if it was not for the fact that Donald Trump has reduced the office of president to the point were sports broadcasters and fast food companies see it only as an object of ridicule. So much for Trump’s claims that he will restore the status of the United States in the eyes of the world.