NYT Portrays Trump and Putin in Romantic Relationship

Caleb Tolin | June 27, 2018
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The New York Times started a new “satire” miniseries called “Trump Bites” where President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are portrayed as a hyper-sexualized cartoon gay couple.

The video series’ creator is Bill Plympton, a two-time Oscar-nominated animator and is meant to “riff on Mr. Trump’s absurd utterances to illustrate the president’s tumultuous inner life of paranoia, narcissism and xenophobia.”

One video is narrated with recorded remarks made by President Trump in reference to his professional relationship with the Russian President, but are twisted visually into what is supposed to seem like a romantic relationship.

The video includes images of Trump tenderly touching Putin's hand, an extremely graphic kiss between the world leaders, and a half-naked frolic through rainbows and flowers on a unicorn.

The video ends with President Trump laying on his bed in his underwear watching the news. He then proceeds to shoot the television screen right after his own audio recording of him saying “Our country also does plenty of killing, Joe” is played.

But this is all okay! Because it’s done in the name of satire! And it’s super funny! Because they’re gay! And the NYT doesn't like the president!

Needless to say, not everyone is a fan of the series, and some even decided to call out the Times’ for using gay stereotypes in their attempt to mock President Trump.

If you desire to watch the series, you can view it at the New York Times. I'm not embedding it here.

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