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The Case for Rosie O'Donnell as SNL's Donald Trump

Donald Trump, the 45th president of the United States, subscribes to (a) phallocentric worldview. To him, women are sexual objects coded for, in Mulvey’s words, “strong visual and erotic impact.” None are spared. As an overseer of beauty pageants, he subjected contestants to a humiliating vetting process dubbed “The Trump Rule”; as a father, he frequently objectified his eldest daughter, Ivanka, and once speculated about the breast size of his other daughter, Tiffany, when she was a mere infant. If, God forbid, women disrupt his gaze by assuming a role other than passive object, Trump lashes out. When Hillary Clinton took a bathroom break during a Democratic debate, he called it “too disgusting” to mention; when a female lawyer requested to pause his 2011 deposition because she needed to pump breast milk, Trump reportedly turned red in the face, got up out of his chair, screamed, “You’re disgusting!” and ran out of the room.

This churlish, troglodytic behavior is said to have followed him all the way to the White House. According to an Axios report, Trump demanded that the women who worked for him during the campaign “dress like women,” and after Melissa McCarthy skewered his press secretary Sean Spicer in a popular Saturday Night Live sketch, the president allegedly recoiled in horror.
“More than being lampooned as a press secretary who makes up facts, it was Spicer’s portrayal by a woman that was most problematic in the president’s eyes, according to sources close to him,” reported Politico, which added that the “unflattering send-up by a female comedian” did not bode well for Spicer’s “longevity in the grueling, high-profile job.”

News that a gender-swapped parody constituted the ultimate insult to Trump prompted comedy fans to reach out to Rosie O’Donnell, the former reality-show host’s archnemesis, about portraying either President Trump or his chief strategist, Steve Bannon, on SNL.

“I am here to serve,” tweeted Rosie. “I would need a few days to prepare—so if called—I will be ready.”
That, naturally, piqued the public’s interest even more.

Much more here: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/02/08/the-case-for-rosie-o-donnell-as-snl-s-donald-trump.html
Posted by LudwigPastorius | Wed Feb 8, 2017, 04:56 PM (5 replies)

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Ryan, McConnell, and Trump
and Bannon, that fat Nazi chump
the law they will rend
and soon they will send
our Constitution to the dump
Posted by LudwigPastorius | Fri Feb 3, 2017, 06:15 PM (24 replies)
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