Was Trump Joking?
Just Joking Guys!
Today I was reading an excellent essay by Kelly Leonard about Donald Trump's comments yesterday. To catch you up Trump made what he is calling a joke...here it is:
""Hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish the Second Amendment," Trump said. "By the way, and if she gets to pick — if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don’t know."
I was even tagged on facebook by a friend even asking...what do you think...was this a joke?
Well...yes I do think it was meant to try to pander to his audience in hopes to elicit a laugh. But his joke construction was poor, and his content was mean (not to mention you should not ever ask people to shoot public figures...because some folks don't understand you aren't being serious. Its like talking about bombs in an airport. We now know that to be inappropriate no matter how much you are joking).
Comedy can be used for biting social satire, but we should use it to talk about things that either have not been talked about or haven't been talked about enough. AND we should ALWAYS punch up.
I will leave you with one of my favorite quotes and I am not sure who said it...but Martin DeMaat said it to me first "Keep them laughing and then slip the truth in while their mouths are open"
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