'Our Cartoon President' Season 3 Episode 10 Review: Can Trump convince people that Covid-19 is under control?
It's 2020 and we haven't seen stranger times. A pandemic has crippled the world and sent everyone into their homes, to keep them safe. The calls for President Donald Trump to resign have become louder than ever, especially after seeing his handling of Covid-19, and the issuing of statements such as not to wear masks and that the threat isn't real.
There isn't much to laugh about in the world right now, but that's where 'Our Cartoon President' comes into play. For the unversed, the show is a deeply satirical take on Trump and his methods of handling devastating problems that have led to severe backlash. He's a cartoon for most, perhaps a rather sinister and insidious one, but nevertheless, he's a favorite global punching bag, due to his expressions and confusing speeches. After a long break, the show returned with Episode 10, which saw Cartoon Trump trying to win public favor back, while a sensible Elizabeth Warren is unable to find a foothold among the people as she is too profound with her eloquence.
This is an America that can't comprehend such language, they need more of clowning from Trump, and he gives the people what he wants. Impeachment is just another word for him, and he wins everyone over with a speech that is eerily similar to what we've heard so many times. Trump has one job: to convince the people that he has managed to control the pandemic. His erstwhile campaign manager Kellyanne Conway helps him to center himself and find out how to win the people back, even if it includes wearing a hat and coming almost-shirtless to an important meeting.
The point of the episode drives home the fact: Most of what Trump says and does makes no sense and is a lot of waffle, but hey, he'll get the vote. As it's pointed out at the end of the episode, speeches and campaigns are bizarre and devoid of logic, which is exactly why people vote for him. In the middle of all this, Hilary Clinton continues to smirk at the ongoing politics, as she remembers the 2016 elections too well.
This episode made for quite an entertaining and yet tragically hilarious watch because it's just so real. 'Our Cartoon President' airs on Showtime, Sundays at 8 pm.