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Donald Trump

For someone who is so sensitive to parodies of his public persona, Donald Trump doesn’t take many precautions when it comes to making sure the world only sees his best side. Since becoming the President-elect of the USA and the world media has paid closer attention than ever to his behaviour, Trump’s output from his speeches to his Twitter feed has hardly got any more polished. You’d certainly be forgiven for assuming that at least some of his Tweets were purposely inflammatory because – as Mark Hamill has illustrated so perfectly – a lot of the things he has to say feel like they were written for a cheesy movie villain. (more…)

Since the announcement that Donald Trump is the new President-elect of the USA, certain parallels have been drawn between his public behaviour and that of certain other characters, usually leaning to those on the villainous side of the good-and-evil spectrum. His sweeping generalisations of the population, incredibly thin skin when it comes to satire and obsession with various celebrities and pop culture icons don’t exactly mark him as the hero America needs. Yet he remains convinced that, despite the angry midnight Tweeting, he’ll be the greatest president the USA has ever seen, because he’s definitely not a megalomaniac with an over-inflated sense of self-entitlement. Not at all. (more…)

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The thing about the internet is that once you’ve posted something, it’s out there forever. You can delete it but, if it’s really that embarrassing and you’re well enough known that people are paying attention, there’s a chance that someone has saved it and shared it and there’s nothing you can do about it, no matter how stupid you look. Some people will even go one step further and not just share your original dumb post, but add their own creative layers to draw attention to just how bad a mistake you made. (more…)

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