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15 tweets to prove Donald Trump is completely indistinguishable from parody

Hope, Jobs, Cash, and Trump.


Kevin Collier


Posted on Jun 16, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 1:48 pm CDT

Donald Trump is running for president, and I shouldn’t be writing this. The Daily Dot just published a story by Aaron Sankin in which correctly he argues that no one, including us, should cover Trump at all. It’s indisputable that the Trump lowers the discourse. He adds nothing. Only the figurative version of literal crap comes from his mouth. He’s offensive to the vast majority of Americans and people around the world, and for the vast majority of those he doesn’t offend, he’s an utter parody of their values. He’s sexist, he’s a boob, and his hair is stupid. We know all this, and I’m making it worse by treading water to repeat it.

And yet, because it’s funny—and because honestly, it’s the highest profile example of Poe’s Law I can think of, beating even Nancy Grace’s frantic Helen Lovejoy squeals and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)’s transcribed chewing noises—here are some of his tweets. Full disclosure: These tweets came almost entirely from Trump’s Favstar account, which tracks his most famous tweets. In other words, yes, the main reason people follow him is because he says shit like this.

In no particular order, here is the Donald:

He’s just getting warmed up.

Here he blames President Obama for not saving America by shutting down tons of flights because there was Ebola in Africa.


Blaming President Obama for the widely derided pass call that cost the Seattle Seahawks the Super Bowl.

It’s not illegal to use someone’s name in a song. That’s not a thing in America.

He is so often literally indistinguishable from the archetype of the racist uncle.

In his mind, he has somehow conflated patriotic days with other people being losers.

Literally like a parody account, he tweets variants of the same damn “Hope, Jobs, and Cash” shit over and over again like nobody will notice, even sort of retweeting people who are making it a meta-joke. I dunno, man.

Anyway, the laughs continue.

Update: One more.

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*First Published: Jun 16, 2015, 7:23 pm CDT