Following Trump’s ridiculous tweet today depicting him “physically attacking” CNN, actor Seth Rogen issued a tweet matched in its hilarity only by its cunning.
Remember the time the president photoshopped the logo of a news company on a person and then tweeted a vid of him fake wrestling that logo?
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) July 2, 2017
Rogen has a special affinity for calling out the absurd; Trump’s tweet, then, gives him plenty of material. To reiterate, this is the President of the United States of America, who edited a decade-old wrestling clip – poorly – to show himself “fake wrestling” that logo. Rogen is probably just nostalgic for a time when America was actually the leader of the free world, as opposed to the laughing stock of it.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 2, 2017
While the White House continues to erroneously assert that “the president in no way, form, or fashion has ever encouraged any form of violence,” this classless video tells a different story. Trump, for his part, actually has a long and sordid past rife with promotions of violence.
Trump in NC on Weds: "In the good old days this doesn't happen because they used to treat them very, very rough." pic.twitter.com/vccazscgjT
— Mashable News (@MashableNews) March 11, 2016
The President has even been sued for this very charge. During his campaign, when a protestor showed up at his rally, Trump ordered his supporters to “get ‘em out of here,” which led to a violent assault. A federal judge in Kentucky ruled that the protesters’ injuries were a “direct and proximate result” of the President’s words.
“It is plausible that Trump’s direction to ‘get ’em out of here’ advocated the use of force. It was an order, an instruction, a command.”
It’s telling of the state of the Republican Party when a comedy actor is bringing to light the absurdist behavior of the President of the United States.
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.