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#TrumpExplainsMovies gets two thumbs up from Twitter

Donald Trump explains it all.


April Siese

Internet Culture

Published Aug 19, 2016   Updated May 26, 2021, 5:33 am CDT

It’s Friday, Aug. 19. There are 80 days until the presidential election. Donald Trump‘s campaign is in tatters and yet he’s never been more popular than ever—as a movie critic.

The hashtags #TrumpExplainsMovies and #TrumpExplainsMoviePlots began trending at the tail end of the work week. As with the Donald’s typical Twitter proclamations, users stylized their silver screen critiques exactly as you’d expect.

This hashtag goes hand-in-hand with a satirical Trump-as-book-reviewer BuzzFeed post that ran way back in March. Photoshopped tweets showed the Republican candidate railing against likes of Hamlet and Gandolf. Trump would react similarly in real life were his attention span longer. There’s no way the man more distractible than a dog in a butcher shop can keep it together to read Finnegan’s Wake.

What the world really needs is something more the Donald’s speed, like music. It’s the last piece of media missing from this mockery holy trinity. A #TrumpReviewsRecords hashtag is pitch perfect at a time like this. Imagine the Donald giving that new Frank Ocean album a tone deaf listen.

Now, go forth and tweet.

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*First Published: Aug 19, 2016, 11:22 pm CDT