Jim Carrey depicts Trump as the 'Fraudfather' making Ukraine president 'an offer he couldn't refuse'
In his latest cartoon, the actor has drawn Trump as a Vito Corleone figure asking the Ukrainian sovereign for a favor in return for military aid
Continuing with his criticism of President Donald Trump and his administration, Jim Carrey in his latest cartoon has depicted the Republican as the 'Godfather' making Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky "an offer he couldn't refuse."
In his latest political cartoon, Carrey has cast Trump as Godfather's Don Vito Corleone, played with aplomb by Marlon Brando in the film. The cartoon shows Trump asking the Ukrainian president for a favor. The actor, while posting the cartoon on Sunday, also wrote the caption, saying: "The Fraudfather made Zelensky “an offer he couldn’t refuse”.
Trump, in the cartoon, says: "Someday, and that day may never come, I'll call upon you to do a service for me. But until that day, accept this gift of military aid on my daughter's wedding day."
The Mask star was loosely quoting the dialogue from a scene in the movie in which Colleone tells Bonasera (Salvatore Corsitto) that he may call upon him for a service. "But until that day, consider this justice a gift on my daughter's wedding day," Corleone tells Bonasera.
In Carrey's cartoon, "justice" is replaced with "military aid."
Carrey, through the comment, was also making a reference to a whistleblower's complaint against Trump, which has resulted in an impeachment inquiry.
The Fraudfather made Zelensky “an offer he couldn’t refuse”. pic.twitter.com/qnFFNB5M32— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) October 6, 2019
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launched an impeachment inquiry against Trump last month after a whistleblower lodged a formal complaint alleging that the president had set a quid pro quo of millions in military aid with the Ukrainian leader for an investigation into his political rival. The White House subsequently released a transcript of the call which confirmed that Trump asked the foreign leader to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, his rival and Democratic frontrunner in the 2020 presidential elections.
Carrey, in September, had also slammed Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell over his failure to impose stricter gun control laws and said the Senator was a worse threat to America than Osama bin Laden. Carrey, took to Twitter on September 5, writing: "10,000 gun deaths in 2019 and the year is far from over. What Osama bin Laden did to us was terrible but he doesn’t hold a candle to Mitch McConnell." The actor, along with the tweet, also posted a political sketch, showing a white person's hand looming over a candle and dipping a $100 bill in a red substance which appears to be blood.
The sketch is the latest by the actor in a series attacking Trump and his administration.