(This is Deidre posting because the student assigned this week has dropped the class.)
When John Oliver did his Trump piece on HBO Sunday night, the nickname “Drumpf” — the family name before a name change — was trending on social media. You can even install a Chrome browser add-on that changes Trump’s name to Drumpf in all instances. But a Washington Post writer suggests that Oliver’s humor employs the same kind of xenophobia that we detest when we spot it in Trump.
What do you think?