Make Donald Drumpf again

(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?

 

12 thoughts on “Make Donald Drumpf again”

  1. I saw this piece last week, and I loved it. That might just be because I hold such a special dislike for Trump in my heart that seeing him get torn down is nice. Heck, even seeing Romney, who I also wasn’t a fan of, tear him down was nice. So, that is to say, I’m biased. However, I don’t think that this employs xenophobia, because it isn’t asking us to target a group of people and think less of them, it’s simply asking us to call Trump something else to take the power away from his brand name while this is going on. It is less a call for thinking less of Drumpfs, it’s more of just a call for a reality check. At least that’s how I see it!

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  2. I thought this was absolutely hilarious. John points out that like it or not, Drumpf is a charismatic person even if everything that comes out of his mouth is either hateful, idiotic, completely false, or all of the above. This is largely how he’s been able to develop such a following. John also does a great job of pointing out just how often, and how badly Drumpf lies. John Oliver nails it on the head every time.

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  3. Damn, I’m not into politics but I loved this! That Washington Post writer needs to take a step back and chill. Has he ever heard of this thing called Karma? Well what goes around comes around.

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  4. Honestly, I don’t even know what to say. I saw this last week and it’s so perfect. This is what new parody means to me. It’s relevant and inciteful, as well as hilarious and poignant. And I plan on buying the hat. Just saying.

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  5. I love this. John Oliver is so good at delivery and the jokes are well done and insightful. News parody doesn’t get better than John Oliver.

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  6. John Oliver gets it. Donald Trump, albeit unattractive, is charismatic as hell and knows what to say to get people’s attentions. Oliver also makes it known how much of a bad person Trump is and how he can’t even support his own lies and blubbering.

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  7. I watched this John Oliver Video this week. Even though it is a pretty long video in its duration, I think John Oliver displayed a showing of pure news parody genius. A tremendous amount of sourcing and video clips support oliver’s jokes. It was nice to see someone finally mention some of Trump’s failures in depth.

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  8. This is a genius, funny and scary video at once. It’s against Trump and warns people about not voting for him. It’s a “true” story and a genius way of infotainment. I thought it was funny, until I realize that it’s true… Seen it in several classes and school coincidences.

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  9. Absolutely brilliant. John Oliver understood what we have on our hands here. What we have on our hands here needed to be seen in lights. And what we have on our hands here needed to have its own 2016 hashtag as a last chance effort to save ourselves from inconveniencing Canada. #DRUMPF

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  10. I appreciate the great breakdown of each element.
    John Oliver does a great job of breaking down each fact or clip he presents. I appreciate how he breaks down logic using humorous examples, and also admits originally to finding Trump fun, because he is, it’s just not funny that he might be our president. I also enjoy when he breaks down Trump’s sentences, the simplicity speaks loudly.
    He has a clear outline and organization to learn from.
    Ending with ‘Drumph’ was funny, it linked back to where Oliver started.

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  11. This video is brilliant. I have always loved John Oliver, he delivers such articulate and thought provoking jokes that just crack me up every time. I definitely think the he doesn’t get as much credit as he should.

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