Moments after Trump’s arrival in Israel, an Israeli telecom company called Bezeq aired a commercial trolling the US President. The ad features the Israeli actor, Gidi Gov, on a tour of the White House before inadvertently getting swept up into a national security emergency while trying on Trump’s wig and suit.
In order to seem more like the President, Gov repeats several of Trump’s key phrases, such as “tremendous,” “China,” and even “Crooked Hillary!”
Only after the real Trump arrives in the Situation Room does any of his national security team realize that Gov is not the real President. “What the hell is going on?” Trump shouts, and Gov is immediately removed from the room while shouting “not the hair, not the hair!” in Hebrew.
The ad, promoting a new secure internet service called Smart Net, aired at the same time as Trump’s remarks with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu in Jerusalem.
The ad is only the latest evidence that Trump, like in the United States, has become a laughing stock around the world.
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.