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President Trump Doesn't Understand Humor

So, since it's been a while, let me take you back to October 2016. A simpler time. A time when most rational people thought that Hillary Clinton - like it or not - would be the 45th President of the United States. I have never been a fan of Hillary Clinton. It just so happens that there's a lot of proof right here on this very website, though you'll have to go for a ride in the Wayback Machine. But given the choice between her and Trump, I voted Clinton. I know many staunch Republicans who held their nose and voted for Hillary as well because Donald Trump was, well, Donald Friggin' Trump.

But, in the past two-plus years of his time in office, it is clear to me that the President doesn't understand much about the First Amendment.

What a great way to get back into the saddle - with a gem like this from our President:


I wish that this was a fake account, but alas it is indeed the "real" Donald Trump - the President of the United States.

And yet, when I woke up on November 9th of that year I was greeted with the news that the guy who gleefully would say "You're fired" on The Apprentice was our new president. Yikes.

To the above tweet (our President's favorite medium for communication).

Whether or not Saturday Night Live is funny really depends upon the individual(s) with whom you are speaking. I think that - for the most part - SNL is funny. But I completely understand those who feel that it has something to be desired. Kyle Mooney in particular has a very, ermm, strange sense of humor.

But I digress.

Trump doesn't think SNL is funny. Fine. But, to insinuate that "Networks" (which is capitalized for some inexplicable reason) should have retribution for "Republican hit jobs"?! That's beyond comprehension, and the values of our country set forth in the Constitution.

Take Fox News for example. Under Trump's logic, the government should have investigated and carried out "retribution" on that network for it's insanely biased reporting during then-President Obama's time in office.

If the President truly believes these things about retribution for negative media coverage, then he (and many of his followers are only a few steps away from fascism. When Trump starts suggesting that there be a government-run media channel that only displays positive news stories about him and his administration, then I'll really start to worry.

Until then, I'm going to assume that he only likes the First Amendment when it suits him and his narrative.

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