Secret weapon: meet the Canadian comedian who writes jokes for Trump

Doug Gamble wrote jokes for Reagan, Bush, and John McCain, among other Republican luminaries. Now he writes them for Trump.

In the Trump era, the line between politics and comedy is so blurred it’s easy to mistake one for the other. Last March, CNN ran an article titled “This may be the scariest thing Donald Trump has said as President.” At a private event, following the news President Xi Jinping of China had removed term limits, Trump quipped: “He’s now president for life,” adding, “Maybe we’ll have to give that a shot some day.”

The remark was taken literally by many reports, and...
source: New Statesman

2018-06-13 15:59
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