How “The Donald” Trumps Satire

Supporters Aren't Laughing at the Overblown, Offensive, and Powerful Presumptive Presidential Nominee, They're Laughing With Him

Our four-year presidential cycle is also a four-year satire cycle: Nothing provides fodder for humorists like a presidential campaign. That’s especially true this year. But while all the candidates have been thoroughly mocked, none in living memory has attracted the scale and intensity of the satire unleashed on the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald J. Trump.

Google brings us page after page of Trump cartoons. He was skewered on two raucous South Park episodes, and Trump parodies and imitations appear nearly as regularly as the NBC logo on Saturday Night Live. …

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