When it comes to the prospect of a President Trump, adaptation is the name of the game.
Last summer, when Donald Trump entered the clown car that has been the Republican nomination process, we all laughed and didn’t take it seriously. It was a publicity stunt, as far as we were concerned. There was no way this asshat was going to make it to winter, much less secure the Republican nomination.
Boy were we wrong. And we’re still scratching our heads as to how.
But we are all aware of what the implications of Trump’s candidacy are. We all know what kind of person will have the nuclear codes if Trump somehow manages to pull off a victory in November. We all know it’s going to take some serious adaptation to navigate through the hellscape four years of Trump will bring, whether it be contending with whatever asinine laws he tries to get passed or applying for refugee status in Canada.
We all know, but sometimes it’s hard to articulate. This is where Imgur user DrForester comes in.
DrForester has provided a perfect way to explain what Trump is and what he’ll likely be as a president. Using everyone’s favorite comic strip, Calvin and Hobbes, DrForester has created an easy-to-read guide to all things Trump.
The adaptation is as hilarious as it is telling. Donald Trump acts like a 6-year-old prone to irrational outburst, delusions of grandeur, and a desire to take over the world. DrForester’s comic adaptation is also eliciting praise and shares from the denizens of social media.
— John Bennett (@JohnEBennett91) July 11, 2016
— ⓔkeane (@peachy__keane) July 4, 2016
#DonaldAndHobbes is hilarious
— Xavier Faure (@XFaure) June 29, 2016
Omfg #donaldandhobbes ? stop everything and check it out. Thank goodness for the comic relief ?
— Connie Gallippi (@conniegallippi) June 29, 2016
Donald and Hobbes makes simple something that is fairly difficult — explaining what this Trump thing is. I hate to say that politics in the United States is reflective of who is the biggest ass, but given Trump’s popularity it’s hard to say with a straight face that the presidential election process is something taken seriously out here.
After all, if recent swing state polls are any indication, a notable percentage of us are perfectly content putting into the Oval Office a man who so effortlessly can be superimposed into a comic strip about an irrational 6-year-old.
These strips are even better than trying to figure out whether certain quotes can be attributed to Trump or womanizing, cigar-smoking, alien-killing video game misogynist Duke Nukem.
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