'Our Cartoon President' Season 3 Episode 15 Review: Will Trump be the best POTUS as he declares war on Covid-19?
It's *finally* time for war... on coronavirus!
The real President Donald Trump bas been quite brazen about the pandemic that has crippled the world, to the extent that he has slammed masks as restricting freedom of people. In a sudden twist of events, he announced that he had tested positive for Covid-19 and was taken to the hospital. There was panic and media frenzy and many couldn't help sniggering. In a matter of literally few days, he left the hospital and declared that he was free of the virus and asked global citizens to not let the virus 'dominate' their lives. His tweets were considered widely insensitive as for most of the year, he had ignored the seriousness of it and several thousands of people had died.
Taking potshots at the whole spectacle, 'Our Cartoon President' put up an episode of Trump's recovery from Covid-19. Cartoon Trump refuses to acknowledge the gravity of the disease that is ravaging his country, but a visit from the ghost of Franklin D Roosevelt changes his mind. He decides to be a 'wartime president' because he is sure that will assure him fame and success with the people.
So what does he do? He declares 'war' on the invisible enemy of Covid-19, with a little help from the military. This is the only way to stop "the television from saying mean things" about him, which he complains about. Meanwhile, in another subplot, CNN journalist Chris Cuomo struggles to become a good newsman and learns a couple of hard lessons on doing so.
The show has been taking several sharp digs at Trump's highly inefficient manner of handling the coronavirus, and his refusal to acknowledge the magnitude of it. In another episode, Cartoon Trump's son Eric was desperately trying to craft a 'miracle' cure for the virus, which turned out to be a dud, killing thousands of people. 'Our Cartoon President' has hit out at the Presidential Debate in all earnestness, especially Joe Biden and Trump's face-off that became fodder for memes on social media.
'Our Cartoon President' airs on Showtime on Sundays at 8 pm.