Donald Trump is facing a fresh wave of mockery after tweeting out a clip from the comedy TV series Curb Your Enthusiasm that shows the main character using a “Make America Great Again” hat to avoid getting pounded by an angry biker. The clip, and the entire episode, are meant to be an indictment of Trump and his fans as Larry David uses the MAGA hat to get everyday people to leave him alone.
In the clip, he uses it to get a positive reaction from a man who’s about to assault him after David accidentally cuts him off. Trump shared it with the message: “TOUGH GUYS FOR TRUMP!”
TOUGH GUYS FOR TRUMP! pic.twitter.com/DbjZjGzLWU— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 11, 2020
To the average individual, the message is clear. If you’re having a problem with a bad person, such as a biker who hangs out in your blind spot and then cusses you out and threatens you when you accidentally cut them off, you can use a MAGA hat to signal that you’re one of them, and they’ll be nice to you instead.
Trump, apparently, saw the MAGA hat and the biker and his last two remaining brain cells made the association with his vague “tough guys for Trump” campaign. It honestly makes sense that he would see a biker about to beat up a skinny old man over a traffic faux pas and think “tough guy.”
It’s not going to be easy to twist this tweet into another “Trump’s trolling his critics” line, though his supporters will surely try. Meanwhile, everyone else is pointing out to him and the world that he clearly missed the point. Larry David himself is clearly not a fan of the president, indicating in no uncertain terms that he is glad to alienate the kind of people who unironically wear MAGA hats.
I love Larry David with all my heart and soul. pic.twitter.com/OEDANgVLho— Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) February 11, 2020
In the above interview, when asked if he was concerned about alienating Trump fans, he tells said fans to “alienate themselves” and gives them his “blessing” to do so, finishing with an enthusiastic “I could give a f***.”
Trump may or may not realize the truth after everyone in the world is done pointing it out to him.
This scene from #CurbYourEnthusiasm is about how Larry David wears a #MAGA hat to avoid decent people (who stay away from him as a result), and get sympathy from rage-obsessed morons like the one in this clip.— Ali A. Rizvi (@aliamjadrizvi) February 11, 2020
By cluelessly tweeting this, Trump just made LD’s point. 😊 https://t.co/WPxIncm9FX
I’ve never commented on a Trump post, but this has to be the stupidest tweet he’s ever wrote. Larry David should be proud.
— SaySomethingRightMatters (@say_matters) February 11, 2020
Larry David was making fun of you and you’re too stupid to realize it.
— JRehling (@JRehling) February 11, 2020
Do you realize it’s a fictional tv show making fun of your supporters?
— Chidi®️ (@ChidiNwatu) February 11, 2020
Imagine thinking the guy on the motorcycle is tough because he’s bullying an old man.
But here we are.
— Angela Belcamino (@AngelaBelcamino) February 11, 2020
This is basically free advertising for Larry David’s show Curb Your Enthusiasm where he demonstrates how the Trump MAGA hat is great for soothing angry racist douchebags and keeping people away. What a spectacular self-own.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) February 11, 2020
Just another day in America.