In his latest “New Rule” segment, the host of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” likened the Trump to a superhero: Orange Sphincter.
Maher pointed out the many ways that the President is like America’s own version of a superhero, in that he is protected by his “power smirk” and his “golden helmet” of hair. Like Batman, “Orange Sphincter” is also a “billionaire socialite from Gotham,” and like Superman, “he has a red cape but wears it in the front,” a reference to Trump’s ultra-long ties.
“…Which all would be funnier if so many people in this country didn’t really believe in Orange Sphincter, didn’t really believe that he possesses super deal-making powers and a superior brain that can solve in minutes issues that have plagued the country for decades.”
Many of Trump’s own quotes lend themselves to his superhero identity, such as the fact that, “in a short period of time, I learned everything there is to know about health care.” And regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – a struggle that even the most seasoned statesmen in the world have not been able to resolve – Trump said, “It’s something that I think is, frankly, maybe not as difficult as people have thought over the years.”
“Because they were mere mortals,” Maher explained, “whereas Orange Sphincter…”
Of course, this can all be attributed to Trump’s most telling phrase:
“I alone can fix it!”
Maher warns, though, that there is a caveat in this superhero story:
“This one is a little bit trickier because in this one, the superhero is the villain. And that should make us all remember that, in this fight for America, we need to be our own superheroes.”
Watch the entire segment below:
Brian Tyler Cohen is a political writer, actor, and comedy sketch director. He graduated from Lehigh University with a dual degree in English and Business. He currently lives in Los Angeles.