The NYT shows how serious criticism of Trump is done: Not with a ‘baby Trump’ balloon but a cartoon

The NYT shows how serious criticism of Trump is done: Not with a ‘baby Trump’ balloon but a cartoon
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If there’s one thing liberal Londoners need to learn from their anti-Trump counterparts on this side of the pond, it’s how to stage a meaningless protest. The usually laid-back Limeys turned out in silly costumes, holding silly signs, some of them holding aloft smallish replicas of an even sillier 20-foot “Trump Baby” balloon that was flown over Parliament.

Here in the good old U.S.A., demonstrators know that the real secret to a meaningless protest is not only to march but to block traffic on major thoroughfares, burn things in effigy, and — when the spirit moves them — to loot and destroy property.

Of course even those sorts of protests end up looking silly and immature. Maybe what members of the “Resistance” here and abroad need is an adult in the room to guide them. In short, they need The New York Times. That bastion of journalistic excellence, which has been around for more than a century and a half, knows that an effective protest — one that really skewers The Donald — begins with a cartoon.

The one that follows is the second installment in a series titled “Trump Bites,” and its creator, Bill Plympton is, according to the Times, a two-time Oscar-nominated animator.

“’Trump Bites’” a brief introduction explains, “is a series of three short video cartoons that combine real Donald Trump audio clips with hand-drawn fantasy animations by Mr. Plympton. The video cartoons riff on Mr. Trump’s absurd utterances to illustrate the president’s tumultuous inner life of paranoia, narcissism and xenophobia.”

Here without further ado is the Times’s grown-up answer to holding the president’s feet to the fire.

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