Donald Trump could probably be considered a funny guy, but not in the way that he would hope. This isn’t really belly-busting, side-splitting, all in good fun comedy, but moreso an “Oh my God, the world is ending and if I don’t stunt my emotions to the point of morbid comedy and laugh about it I think I might die” sort of “funny.”
The point I’m getting at here, long story short, is that the guy ain’t got good jokes. In fact, 99 percent of the time, he’s not even attempting to make one. The whole situation is just really so bad that your choices are either (A) laugh through the existential dread or (B) cry.
It seems that’s what ended up happening today as Trump delivered a speech at an official White House event, in which he went on a rant about his good, indicted, and sentenced pal Roger Stone, complete with an onslaught of attacks against the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Honestly, he really wasn’t trying to be funny, I don’t believe. This is your typical Trump rant if ever I’ve seen one. Yet, his audience still busted into rounds of chuckles worthy of The Punchline Comedy Club’s best routine.
Trump began his tirade by listing off several of his good friends who have, over the course of the past three years, found themselves in a strikingly similar position to Stone’s as a result of their connection to Donald before veering into a bitter philippic against many current and former key names in the FBI.
“They say he lied,” Trump stated in regard to Stone. “But other people lied too. Just to mention — Comey lied. McCabe lied. Lisa Page lied. Her lover, Strzok, Peter Strzok lied. You don’t know who these people are. Just trust me. They all lied.”
Through the course of his pontificate, Trump seemed to be as serious as a heart attack. Yet, nevertheless, his audience was laughing their behinds off as though he’d just cracked the joke of the century.
Frankly, he wasn’t funny. So either they’re laughing at his ridiculousness, or this is that nervous “Oh my God” laughter I mentioned above. Could go either way, honestly.
You can watch the clip here:
Trump is not trying to be funny as he bashes the FBI but his audience is laughing like he’s doing a standup routine pic.twitter.com/4mJtHvk1po
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 20, 2020
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