″[T]he people who support him are basically so ignorant because they only ever get news from Fox News,” the Monty Python alum told The Daily Beast. “I don’t know what you say to people like that.”
To me, it’s like people who go and watch professional wrestling and don’t realize that it’s fixed. If they can’t see it when it’s right under their nose, I have no idea how they’re going to realize how wrong they are.
Cleese also called Trump “an extraordinary caricature of an asshole.”
“Every time he makes a decision, no matter how impulsive it is, it’s the one that makes him feel best about himself for the next 20 minutes,” he said.
Fellow Python alum Eric Idle delivered a similarly blunt assessment of the president.
“He’s stark raving mad. Absolutely mental,” Idle told The Daily Beast. “He’s a criminal and a con artist and a mob boss.”
Both Cleese and Idle are active on Twitter and often have choice words for Trump. This weekend, Cleese mockingly claimed to have become a Republican, but with a twist:
" A Warning ", written by a senior official in the Trump Administration, paints a picture of the President as cruel, inept, and a danger to his country— John Cleese (@JohnCleese) November 10, 2019
As a newly converted Banana Republican, I'd like to point out there's nothing new here
Now That I've become a Banana Republican, I'm reading websites like 'Patriot Brief', 'Conservative Brief' and 'Attention Span Brief'— John Cleese (@JohnCleese) November 10, 2019
They carry advertisements, many of them for Erectile Dysfunction
Could this be a result of anxiety that someone might take their guns away ?
Good joke !— John Cleese (@JohnCleese) November 10, 2019
But the only time I see ER ads is when I am sent 'stuff' from Conservative websites
Of course, these Conservative ads are not all about ER by any means.
There are plenty of ads about losing belly-fat, get-rich-quick schemes and tinnitus https://t.co/Mniqef1DL1
As a Banana Republican, I am proud that although we are losing better educated voters in VA and PA, we are gaining among the less well-educated, white, rural voters— John Cleese (@JohnCleese) November 10, 2019
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