President Trump has never been quick to catch on to a joke, unless it's one he made up.
On Twitter, the President recently retweeted an explicit clip from Larry David's HBO show Curb Your Enthusiasm, seeming to be under the impression it was supportive of him in some way.
In fact, the entire point of the scene was to mock the President and his supporters.
*WARNING: clip contains NSFW language
TOUGH GUYS FOR TRUMP! https://t.co/DbjZjGzLWU— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1581384177.0
In the clip, Larry David puts on a MAGA hat to get a rude biker to be nicer to him.
Trump's caption, "TOUGH GUYS FOR TRUMP!" signals he's either pleased the "tough" biker was a Trump supporter abd supports public harassment and menacing, or that putting on the hat made Larry David intimidating.
If Trump had watched the episode, however, he would know that David was wearing the MAGA hat because it's incredibly useful as "people repellant."
this episode of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" is mocking MAGA culture (if that's the appropriate term)-- the glaring red M… https://t.co/Qszc9xAAWi— Joyce Carol Oates (@Joyce Carol Oates)1581427501.0
In case David's feelings about the hat weren't perfectly clear, he also spelled them out in this interview (which also features explicit language).
I love Larry David with all my heart and soul. https://t.co/OEDANgVLho— Jimmy Traina (@Jimmy Traina)1581386740.0
As the MAGA crowd begins to wonder why Larry David is trending, their confusion will be met with anger as they real… https://t.co/EG5dfhhTft— DevinNunesTHEDragQueen (@DevinNunesTHEDragQueen)1581391344.0
In the episode, Larry uses the MAGA hat to avoid a meeting, get people to walk away from him at a restaurant and generally disgust everyone around him.
@realDonaldTrump You've never seen the show. In this episode Larry David starts wearing a MAGA hat so that nobody… https://t.co/Wamr2qHuLx— KevinlyFather 🇺🇲🇨🇦🇲🇼🇸🇿 (@KevinlyFather 🇺🇲🇨🇦🇲🇼🇸🇿)1581384735.0
In a recent episode, Larry David wore a MAGA hat strategically to alienate everyone he encountered. Our intrepid l… https://t.co/qiihd40HjQ— Dr. David A. Lustig (@Dr. David A. Lustig)1581435628.0
Does Trump understand the joke?
Does he understand any jokes?
@washingtonpost He doesn’t understand what a joke is. I’ve never seen a man with a worse sense of humor. Al Franken… https://t.co/IWEUCyqQJ3— Nai Mei (@Nai Mei)1581440904.0
@washingtonpost He never gets the joke. He thought the UN was laughing at America, not him.— Eric L. (@Eric L.)1581441985.0
Many felt Trump's retweet proved David's point.
This scene from #CurbYourEnthusiasm is about how Larry David wears a #MAGA hat to avoid decent people (who stay awa… https://t.co/RYrQgGKYid— Ali A. Rizvi (@Ali A. Rizvi)1581387769.0
@realDonaldTrump Racist grandpa posts this video clip with no apparent awareness that it's mocking him and his cult… https://t.co/SIPXS7JcrG— Charles Johnson (@Charles Johnson)1581384356.0
And in case anyone was wondering what the clip looked like in context...
@realDonaldTrump FULL CLIP on the magic of the MAGA HAT 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 https://t.co/Zu4kgz55xd— 🇺🇸🇺🇸 Miguelifornia 🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@🇺🇸🇺🇸 Miguelifornia 🇺🇸🇺🇸)1581385112.0
@realDonaldTrump You are being wild right now Mr. President, and by the way, you really do watch a lot of televisio… https://t.co/av7EMpEtzY— Steward Beckham (@Steward Beckham)1581386476.0
Maybe if Trump had made the time to watch the whole episode, he would have thought twice before retweeting the clip. Oh well, it's too late now.