Is Trump Trolling Everyone?
As soon as I saw the Onion’s headline I cracked up, every time I see him I have to ask myself, is Trump trolling everyone and we’re just along for the ride? I mean this definitely has a Reality TV feel to it. Will we see a show come out next year with all the behind the scenes footage and realize he was just running the longest joke of all time? No matter what your political leaning, you have to admit when you see his speeches that they are given more like an improvised stand-up rather than a planned out campaign message. Well, the Onion seems to agree and in their fashion wrote an “op-ed from Donald himself” describing the train wreck and how we just can’t get enough. Here’s a little excerpt.
The latest polls are out, and just as I predicted, I’m leading the Republican presidential race by a wide margin. You might be wondering how that could be. After all, it’s hardly been a month since I entered the field and I’ve already alienated America’s largest immigrant population, seen dozens of my high-profile business deals implode one after the other, and publicly insulted a national hero’s military service, all while not offering a single viable policy idea. But none of that matters at all, and my candidacy continues to surge forward, because none of you—not a single one of you—can look away. Not even for a second.
What’s crazy about this fake op-ed is it’s true, except that it’s not written by Trump. We can’t look away, he’s everywhere. Right now he’s at an arm’s length away from the other candidates, but just wait until he’s on the same stage. As the Onion goes on to say, I will watch every minute of it.
Just take a moment and imagine the primary debates: Jeb Bush; Chris Christie; me. Of course, they’ll put me in the middle because I’m ahead in the polls—far ahead at the moment. You already know how I answer even the most basic inquiries, so just picture me staring down the barrel of a question about foreign affairs or agriculture policy or something like that. You think you won’t sit there with bated breath while I try to tackle a question about using military force, or about food stamps, or about how my faith influences my decision-making? I guarantee you that my answers will be worth watching. And we both know you wouldn’t miss them for the world. It’d be the biggest, most-watched primary debate in history, courtesy of all of you.
So what does that make me? Victim of his prank or just curious as to how far this will actually go. I don’t know, but it’s going to get strange before this is all over. If you want to read the entire surreal article, head on over to The Onion.
But Jimmy Fallon thinks we should look at both sides of the Trump presidency. He’s put together a pro/con list that’s worth a look and maybe he has a few good points.