Comrade Trump? The Dems Have Lost Their Sense of Humor 

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Somewhere along the line, Democrats lost their ability to understand sarcasm and one-liners. This puts them at odds with former President Donald Trump, who never met a joke he couldn’t say out loud. On some level, perhaps, considering the policies Democrats advocate, they still have a sense of humor. But not when it comes to Trump. It’s far more beneficial to stoke national fears of a “dictatorship” and “the end of democracy” than to take a minute to appreciate the GOP frontrunner’s sharp wit and penchant for teasing his opponents. 

When Trump fired back at critics labeling him a future “dictator,” his response was perfectly reasonable -in context. But context is the enemy of the liberal news outlets, and that’s how rumors and “misinformation” take root in America. 

In a now-famous interview with conservative media superstar Sean Hannity, Trump defended himself against claims of a “dictatorship” by saying, “No, no, no, other than day one. We’re closing the border, and we’re drilling, drilling, drilling. After that, I’m not a dictator.”  

It was a tongue-in-cheek response and echoed the actions of President Joe Biden on his first day in office when he reversed every good thing Trump had accomplished during his presidency. At the time, Biden was labeled many things by his critics, but the term “dictator” never came up. 

That’s one best saved for Trump. 

Immediately following his interview with Hannity, every “political expert” from Biden to Whoopi Goldberg flooded the airwaves with Trump’s promise of an authoritarian rule. “Donald Trump has been telling us exactly what he will do if he’s reelected, and tonight he said he will be a dictator on day one. Americans should believe him,” Biden campaign manager Julie Chavez Rodriguez warned. 

Note the twist. Not only “on day one,” but on day one and every day for the rest of his term. The rest of his comment, “After that, I’m not a dictator,” is never heard again on liberal news outlets. 

Trump, having learned a valuable lesson following Biden’s rise to the throne, declared that he would guard the Capitol by deploying law enforcement officers and the military if he wins reelection, especially during the electoral count. It’s a commonsense measure he tried to enact ahead of January 6, and one that would have stopped the riots had his opponents paid attention to him. But, per Nancy Pelosi, surrounding the Capitol building during the electoral vote was “not good optics,” and the rest is rewritten history. 

Should Biden win reelection, he will beef up security ahead of 2024’s electoral vote certification. If he doesn’t, he is either out of touch with reality or planning for another “insurrection” to damage the reputations of American conservatives further—or both. But no one is looking at Biden; all eyes are turned to Trump. 

When Trump’s legal team argued for presidential immunity for his election interference case, attorney John Sauer was backed into a corner by special counsel Jack Smith’s guard dog, James Pearce. Pearce suggested that under the Trump team’s defense strategy, a president could “order his SEAL team to murder a political rival” and then resign or skirt impeachment to get away with it. Sauer carefully answered that presidential prosecution under that hypothetical situation would still rely on impeachment in the House and conviction by the Senate. 

Immediately, headlines blared that Trump claimed he would be immune if he killed someone while serving his term. It is a blatant lie – Trump himself never said it – with a chilling sidebar: in a nation run by Democrats, a president can be falsely accused, criminally prosecuted, and tossed out of office without the protection of the Constitutionally mandated process. 

Trump has gone on record promising “retribution,” which conservative Americans understand to mean that he will be cleaning house if elected. Democrats prefer to invoke a scene of tanks rolling down Main Street America, rounding up political enemies, and shipping them off to camps across the nation. 

It should be noted that only one side has expressed an interest in “reeducating” political opponents. Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has expressed this view multiple times, most recently in October when she suggested during A CNN interview, “Maybe there needs to be a formal deprogramming of the cult members,” referring, of course, to MAGA supporters. 

Claims of Trump’s future dictatorship are a classic “look in the mirror” moment for liberals, who are terrified that Trump will do exactly what they are doing now…but for the wrong team. 

It’s easy to think that Democrats have lost their sense of humor, but running Biden against the presumed Republican candidate, Trump, shows that somewhere, someone is still laughing on the left. And why not? Biden is living proof that everyone loves a clown.