George Takei Ridicules Donald Trump’s Roundabout Way Of Answering Questions

03.07.16 3 years ago 2 Comments
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Ever notice how Donald Trump has the longest, most meandering answers to questions that only require a shorter, more straightforward answer? A recent example includes him rambling on and on about how he’ll soon, eventually, probably start acting more presidential, you know, when he’s not fighting for his life in this campaign, and it’s a tough field out there, you know…

So here is beloved actor and cultural commentator George Takei to nail Trump’s unnecessary equivocating to the wall. Or rather, here he is to showcase someone else’s joke on the matter, in this instance, one Steven Edwards. Anyway, you can see all of Trump’s imagined answer to the important policy question of “what is 2+2?” in a rambling Facebook post, and in this block quote:

“I have to say a lot of people have been asking this question. No, really. A lot of people come up to me and they ask me. They say, ‘What’s 2+2’? And I tell them look, we know what 2+2 is. We’ve had almost eight years of the worst kind of math you can imagine. Oh my God, I can’t believe it. Addition and subtraction of the 1s the 2s and the 3s. It’s terrible. It’s just terrible. Look, if you want to know what 2+2 is, do you want to know what 2+2 is? I’ll tell you. First of all the number 2, by the way, I love the number 2. It’s probably my favorite number, no it is my favorite number. You know what, it’s probably more like the number two but with a lot of zeros behind it. A lot. If I’m being honest, I mean, if I’m being honest. I like a lot of zeros. Except for Marco Rubio, now he’s a zero that I don’t like. Though, I probably shouldn’t say that. He’s a nice guy but he’s like, ‘10101000101,’ on and on, like that. He’s like a computer! You know what I mean? He’s like a computer. I don’t know. I mean, you know. So, we have all these numbers, and we can add them and subtract them and add them. TIMES them even. Did you know that? We can times them OR divide them, they don’t tell you that, and I’ll tell you, no one is better at the order of operations than me. You wouldn’t believe it. So, we’re gonna be the best on 2+2, believe me.”

Let’s focus on some highlighted excerpts.

This first part is similar to Trump’s frequent rambling jabs at President Obama, like this one:

And I tell them look, we know what 2+2 is. We’ve had almost eight years of the worst kind of math you can imagine. Oh my God, I can’t believe it. Addition and subtraction of the 1s the 2s and the 3s. It’s terrible. It’s just terrible.

Curiously, this dig against Marco Rubio is nicer than the real Trump’s tweets about him:

If I’m being honest, I mean, if I’m being honest. I like a lot of zeros. Except for Marco Rubio, now he’s a zero that I don’t like. Though, I probably shouldn’t say that. He’s a nice guy but he’s like, ‘10101000101,’ on and on, like that. He’s like a computer! You know what I mean? He’s like a computer.

The real Trump would want to make 2+2 great again, though:

So, we’re gonna be the best on 2+2, believe me.

I bet he thinks 2+2 equals 5.

Here’s Takei’s Facebook post in all of its complex, rambling detail.

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