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
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."
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).
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.
Does Trump understand the joke?
Does he understand any jokes?
Many felt Trump's retweet proved David's point.
And in case anyone was wondering what the clip looked like in context...
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.