Shortly after Donald Trump was inaugurated as president of the United States of America, co-host of the podcast Chapo Trap House Matt Christman tweeted this:
This is the stupidest day in American history, a record that will be broken by every subsequent day in American history.
— crisp mattman (@cushbomb) January 20, 2017
By all appearances, he was absolutely correct. Between Trump himself and the complete breakdown he provoked in a political establishment not equipped to deal with someone who is somehow too stupid to have rules or consequences apply to him, America went completely mad.
While it’s hard to qualitatively rank whether Trump staring directly at the sun is stupider than Trump trying to buy Greenland, or whether either of those is stupider than the whole hamburger catering thing, the cumulative effect of these things happening day after day after day is of a world gone increasingly strange — of a day that is perpetually stupider than the one that came before it.
This makes somehow at once both extremely surprising and extremely not surprising to learn that the president is officiating a social media conservative rap challenge.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 8, 2019
Unsurprisingly, getting a bunch of random internet MAGA people to do their best attempt at a rap has had some pretty interesting results.
— Ricky Rebel (@RickyRebelRocks) November 10, 2019
And, last but not least, if you want to cringe so hard that you pull a muscle, there’s this one:
found the best one, i’m about to give up after this pic.twitter.com/So2B4a12v4
— Aric Toler (@AricToler) November 8, 2019
It’s unclear what the prize is, or when the winner will be drawn, but what is clear is that we are all the losers for having seen these.