The Simpsons isn’t wasting much time in keeping that promise to mock Donald Trump in their upcoming season. A brand new clip uses both candidates in a fake ad for the upcoming election, placing each option against each other in their respective presidential bedrooms. The premise is simple: if the phone is ringing in the White House at 3am, who do you want answering the call?
Hillary Clinton is in bed, fully clothed, making sure Bill Clinton knows his current role. Definitely a light jab compared to where they go with Trump. Not only does he ignore the call to tweet about Elizabeth Warren — who is now exiled — he also has a dog for a wig, a copy of Hitler speeches next to him in bed (a true fact apparently), and special gloves to make his hands look bigger. It’s like an animated kick in the jaw.
There’s even a picture on the wall that calls back to the several hunting photos floating around online featuring Trump’s sons taking down exotic and rare animals.
If anything, the show should always be making fun of a Trump presidency since it technically helped make this a reality. Matt Groening might believe it is unlikely to pass, but we’re now dealing with nominee Trump instead of candidate Trump.
Also when did Homer Simpson become a Republican? The guy had a fist fight with George H.W. Bush and voted for Obama in that one “Treehouse of Horror” episode. It’s almost like he isn’t real and the writers can basically do whatever they want with him. Total cop out.