Right-wing authoritarians are considerably less funny than people who do not share that disposition
Political Comedy articles on Democracy Chronicles
This Political Comedy section highlights the best and worst from the great wide world of political satire, using the power of laughter to expose corruption and buttress democracy. Also see our Democracy Artists section or our articles on Political Art.
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In video of his private speech, Trump jokes about driving people “frigging crazy” with hints he might never leave the White House.
President Trump jokes about serving more than two terms as president, telling a crowd that he might remain in the Oval Office “at least for 10 or 14 years.”
President Trump on Friday evening said he was joshing when he abruptly looked at the sky and uttered the phrase “I am the chosen one” earlier this week.
Young people were at the forefront of the millions-strong 2011 uprising against the corrupt and authoritarian rule of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt.
Trump makes regular “jokes” about the possibility of extending his time in office beyond the Constitutionally-mandated two four-year terms.