- 04 Aug 17
The popular US late-night commentator Bill Maher had a nice phrase for the section of US society represented by Donald Trump: “knuckle-drag America.”
My, how Maher’s audience guffawed at that one! Put Hillary Clinton’s characterisation of Trump voters as “the deplorables” in the shade! Maher’s audience is near-enough conterminous with viewers of Trevor Noah’s The Daily Show, John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight, Stephen Colbert’s The Late Show, Saturday Night Live, etc. The names of the programmes sound alike, the attitudes are identical. I’m beginning not to like them.
Try as they might – if they are trying at all – these people, nine months after Trump’s election, are still full of raging bewilderment at the result, expressed in the ever-escalating intensity of the ridicule they direct towards the fake-tanned fraudster.
Colbert contorts his face to convey moral outrage as he looks into the lens to tell Trump: “The only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s cock holster.”