As the 2016 US presidential pantomime reaches its climax, both characters vying for the keys to the White House are pretty much neck and neck in the polls. While many fear seeing the thatched head of a victorious Trump looming all over our TV screens, the prospect of ‘crooked Hillary’ gloating over an election triumph will surely sicken many voters to their stomachs.
So switch off those TV sets and embrace the absurdity of it all with our latest viral roundup of US election videos.
The “Real” Melania Trump Speech
Sensing an opportunity for parody, Youtuber Juliana Rodrigues put on her best ‘fiesty Eastern European’ impression and imagined what Trump’s speech would have sounded like had she wrote it herself. The hilarious monologue includes lines like ‘my husband said to me, if you want to succeed in this country, you have to work work work work work, let me see you work work…’ (a reference to Rihanna and Drake’s hit single for anyone fortunate enough not to have heard it).
Articulate youngster slams Hillary Clinton
Most people take at least until early adulthood to begin making informed political decisions. But this girl, attired as she is in a richly embroidered princess outfit, is not like most people. The political tirade that her mum encourages her to deliver would undoubtedly leave Clinton quaking in her media trained boots.
Despite an initial memory lapse in recalling Hillary’s surname, the prodigious political pundit quickly comes into her own with a stinging attack on the Clinton email scandal, followed up by a haymaker of a statement about the Benghazi soldiers. She then finishes by asking her mum to send the video to Trump. Good marketing.
Cat has strong aversion to Donald Trump
It seems it is not just the general public who have taken a dislike to Trump; the animal kingdom has apparently had their say as well. While many would argue that there are voters on both sides foregoing a few essential human characteristics, our pets are not yet allowed – or physically able – to cast a vote. But they can still make their opinions heard.
Just like this cat, who – while enjoying a peaceful nap – suddenly sees a gurning cutout of Trump attached to a broom coming towards it. It is impossible to know whether the cat’s anger is actually directed at the face of the republican candidate independently of the broom that threatens to knock it off it’s perch, but it’s reaction is clearly anti-Trump. Maybe it was reminded of a Persian it had battled with earlier that day…
Toddlers recreate presidential debates with hilarious masks
Whether or not these children are making a pointed statement about the theatrical nature of modern politics, or their parents simply wanted to dress them up for a laugh, this footage of two kids donning masks in imitation of each candidate is arguably one of the best things to come out of the election so far.
Duck sports Donald Trump haircut
A duck on a quest to Make the Lake Great Again, this bird can be seen sporting a Trump-like barnet and swimming around energetically in an apparent bid to enlist voters. Unfortunately for Donald Duck (you got a better name?), after being spurned by a few uninterested lake dwellers, it can be seen towards the end of the video paddling around in an empty expanse of water, friendless and adrift.
Whether this is an early premonition for how the US election will pan out, we will have to wait and see.
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