Oh no – someone in Trump’s White House just learned how to use iMovie and the results are… uncomfortable.
In what appears to be an attempt to seem more “human” – despite its decidedly inhumane agenda – various members of Trump’s cabinet, from his daughter whom he promised wouldn’t have a job in the White House to the creator of “alternative facts” herself, Kellyanne Conway, weigh in on Wednesday’s viral internet video – Yanny or Laurel?
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) May 17, 2018
Each person featured poked fun at themselves, because lying to the American people on behalf of a racist 365 days a year is the epitome of comedy.
“It’s Laurel, but I could deflect and defer to Yanny if you need me to,” Conway said, as we all enjoyed a good laugh about her shameless tactics to defend the indefensible.
One White House staffer was tasked with doing their best Jim Acosta impersonation as they asked the Press Secretary, “Sarah it’s been reported that you hear Laurel, how do you respond?”
“Clearly you’re getting your information from CNN because that’s fake news. All I hear is Yanny,” Sanders replied, because again, undermining the validity of the free press is just so funny.
The video ends with a shot of Trump sitting at his desk. Even with professional lighting, a makeup crew, and post-production editing, Trump still looks like the budget clown at your 9th-grade-birthday party who smells like whiskey and can’t make balloon animals but he was all your mom could get after dad forgot to book the real entertainment.
“I hear ‘covfefe,’” Trump said when asked about the audio clip, a call back to the time he mistakenly attached that word to the end of a tweet. The word went viral even though the tweet was deleted and it’s still a common source of mockery for political commentators.
Truly, the most terrifying thing about this video is the normalcy it attempts to bestow to the White House in its current state. The lighting is bright, youthful and fun. The music is a chipper ukulele riff, the likes of which are commonly used in YouTube influencers’ videos.
Even though every day brings some new scandal or thoughtless diatribe from an obviously confused and under qualified president, those inside the Capitol want us to believe this is normal and distract us with something pretty and shiny while they sweep their crimes under the rug.
This is not normal. Never forget that, and try to look past the glitz and the glamour Trump and his team put forth because like his and Ivanka’s teeth, it’s all a shiny veneer.