“The Simpsons” famously predicted Donald Trump’s rise to the presidency way back in 2000, and now the animated hit series is taking aim at his first one hundred days in office.
The official “Simpsons” Twitter account featured a short on Thursday packed with jokes as it delved into the White House, evoking the famous “Treehouse of Horror” Halloween episodes.
It starts Press Secretary Sean Spicer quitting both the job and the mortal coil as Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway beats a quick retreat before she gets assigned to the post. Next, advisers Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner are found strangling each other, before the skit moves on to the president himself watching TV in bed.
Surrounded by books like “Florida on $10 Million a Day” and “Killing a Good Thing” by Bill O’Reilly, Trump looks back on his “accomplishments” after 100 days. They include “lowering my golf handicap,” boosting Trump’s Twitter following by 700 people, and making it legal to shoot hibernating bears. “My boys will love that,” Trump exclaims.
After receiving a bill that lowers taxes only for Republicans, Trump avoids reading it by turning to his TV set, where his daughter, Ivanka, has just been appointed to the Supreme Court to replace Ruth Bader Ginsberg. In perfect Trump-skewering fashion, the news report includes a QVC-style readout to let viewers buy Ivanka’s stylish court robe, complete with gavel earrings, “for only 1,000 rubles.”
Cutting to the Simpsons living room, the short then catches up with Homer and Marge. While Marge reacts to the presidency with horror, Homer implores her to give the president some time. “He’s only 70 years old,” Homer says.
Meanwhile, Grandpa Simpson is being dragged off by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.
“Help, they’re taking me back to where I came from!” Grandpa shouts.
“Where’s that?” Marge asks.
“I don’t remember!” he replies. Oops.
The short ends with a shot of a calendar and a hopeful reminder: “100 days — we are 6.8 percent of the way home.” The message tosses in some perfect campaign ad rhetoric: “Paid for by Anybody Else 2020.”