It’s no secret that President Trump likes to troll liberals by saying things that he knows will set them off and expose their deep hatred for him and intolerance. Now a Republican gubernatorial candidate has decided to do the same thing with a hilarious pro-Trump campaign ad.
In the ad for Florida gubernatorial candidate Ron Desantis, his wife Casey appears on camera and says, “Everyone knows my husband Ron Desantis is endorsed by President Trump, but he’s also an amazing dad. Ron loves playing with the kids.”
“Build the wall!” Ron says as his daughter stacks toy blocks.
“He reads stories,” his wife continues.
“Then Mr. Trump said, ‘You’re fired!’” reads Ron to his infant son Mason. “I love that part.”
“He’s teaching Madison to talk,” Casey says.
“Make...America...Great...Again,” Ron says slowly as he points to each word on a Trump yard sign.
“People say Ron is all Trump, but he is so much more,” his wife concludes.
“Big league, so good,” exclaims Ron as he puts his son to bed with a “Make America Great Again” onesie.
The Tampa Bay Times understood the over-the-top nature of the ad, calling it “lighthearted” and full of “Trump jokes.” They noted that it was a complete turnaround from his typically very serious ads.
Liberals, not surprisingly, didn’t understand the humor.
Rolling Stone called it possibly “the most bizarre 2018 campaign ad yet” and criticized it for containing “nothing of substance.” They didn’t realize it wasn’t supposed to.
They also wrote that “The commercial his campaign released Monday makes [Georgia GOP gubernatorial nominee Brian] Kemp’s gun-toting, immigrant-wrangling displays of loyalty to Trump look like child’s play.”
They didn’t seem to understand that humor typical involves exaggeration and that Ron was actually poking fun at himself for being so pro-Trump. Neither did the liberals who threw a fit on Twitter.
“Using your kids as cult props. #ChildAbuse,” accused Bruno Amato.
Bill Moye added, “I have typed and backspaced 50 times trying to find the right words to convey the level of disgust I feel. I got nothing.”
“That is the saddest, most sycophantic piece of drivel I’ve ever seen,” said Twitter user SMThomas727.
Meredith Allison added, “I almost feel bad enough to tell you that you REALLY need to delete every copy of this in existence.”
Twitter user MonicaResists simply said: “Repulsive.”
But many others got the humor:
The latest polls show that DeSantis has an edge over his Republican opponent Adam Putnam, the Washington Post reported. They’ll face off at a GOP primary on Aug. 28.