You try to put any of this material into even the broadest sitcom or 80 C movie and you’d be laughed out of the writer’s room:
Is it weird to be disappointed that the great threat to the republic is so shabby and tacky? If he weren’t imploding a democracy he’d be on Home Shopping Network talking about how amazing this new pan is. https://t.co/yH1kutbhJI— Julian Sanchez (@normative) September 20, 2021
Trump being the kind of guy who would otherwise be holding down the 2 AM slot on QVC causes a lot of elites to dismiss the threat he poses, because they don’t understand that kidding on the square and tacky personality cults are central to right-wing authoritarianism.