Funny man cracks a good one

This short clip comes with two small warnings.   The first is that it seems to come with an undefeatable 15 second ad, which I recommend you mute.   Then it cuts straight to the set up and the punchline.

The second warning is that this clip contains a few seconds of footage of our 45th president, preemptively (2015) arguing why he is still right and everybody else in the country is a loser.   In the clip the president awkwardly holds a young child up to the microphone for the kid to ask him what the wall will be made of.  

This use of a child as a living, uncomfortable prop will be upsetting to anyone horrified at the president’s policies at the border, particularly regarding children of asylum seekers, immediately separated from their parents and subjected to cruel conditions of detention.   Two young children of asylum seekers, a boy and a girl, have died lately in US custody (with no comment from the president).   Thousands more juvenile asylum seekers are kept in cold, mass facility compounds, behind chain link fences, in huge unheated facilities in the winter desert where they receive only survival blankets for sleeping.   So, you need to put these horrors out of mind as you watch.  

There will always be pictures of tyrannical types using children as props, as long as there are tyrannical types and children.   Josef Stalin had that huge smile when he sat next to a kid, they used to call him Uncle Joe.   His victims did not call him that.   This picture of Trump lifting the child awkwardly is no worse than any of those historical photo ops by infamous autocratic types.  

Still, some might find it upsetting.  There’s your darned trigger warning, snowflake.  Now, if you can put your squeamishness [1] aside, this fifteen second clip will give you a laugh.

Clickez ici, s’il vous plait


[1] my all time favorite dictionary definition — squeamish: exhibiting a prudish readiness to be nauseated


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