The Simpsons has really fallen from grace. The once groundbreaking Fox sitcom has grown into a bunch of hacks with weak, gratuitous jokes.
They pick on the weak or those will not defend themselves and in that way move beyond humor to hate and hate is never funny.
It is why Lorne Michaels shot down Rosie O’Donnell’s request to play Sarah Sanders on SNL – hate never makes good comedy.
From The Hill:
In the 90-second video, titled “West Wing Story,” Trump announces his intention to use attacks on Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.), Ayanna Pressley (Mass.), Ilhan Omar (Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (Mich.) as a “distraction” from economic instability amid the ongoing trade war with China.
The four emerge from a framed photo and sing back and forth with the president to the tune of “America” from Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story,” saying,
“We’re more American than your wife.”
Trump replies, “She’s not a big presence in my life.”
The squad then sings in unison over him:
“You’re Boris Johnson without the class.
Can’t wait to see you behind prison glass.
Your nose is right up Putin’s ass.
We say it’s time to impeach you fast.”
Trump sparked a firestorm last month after tweeting that the four lawmakers, all women of color, should “go back to” where they came from. All four are U.S. citizens and all but Omar were born in the U.S.