The Trump Administration Is Slowly Killing Itself In The Latest ‘Simpsons’ Short

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05.26.17 3 Comments

Unlike South Park, which was able to cover Donald Trump winning the 2016 presidential election less than 24 hours after it happens, The Simpsons has a longer production cycle. To stay topical, the longest-running American scripted primetime TV series ever (and soon-to-be the scripted series with the most episodes) has been releasing YouTube shorts mocking the president. There was one before the election, one after 100 Days, and now, “125 Days.”

In the clip, Trump attempts to make nice with James Comey, the recently-fired former director of the FBI. “I want a do-over,” he says. “I have no tapes. Let’s make a deal. You hand all over your notes, and I’ll erase the tapes. I mean, there are no tapes!” His obvious lie now exposed, the president is visited in the White House by the ghost of Richard Nixon. “I came to thank you, Donald,” Tricky Dick tells Trump. “I’m moving up. Thank to you, I’m now the 44th best president.” Instead of the headless body of Agnew, we get appearances from Steve Bannon, Kellyanne Conway, and a tough-to-identify third staffer (Miller? Spicer?), who are hanging from nooses, and Jeff Sessions as an elf-jockey from “Saddlesore Galactica.”

It’s a fairly inaccurate depiction of the president, however. Trump’s surrounded in bed by three books — Two Scoops For Me, How to Lose Friends and Piss Off Israel, and I’m Still Fired by Bill O’Reilly — even though it’s unclear if he can read. He probably likes the pictures of ice cream, though.

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