Mad King Aerys Vs. Donald Trump

Instability, paranoia and destructive tendencies – there are few more deranged characters in the history of television than Donald Trump. But how does he stack up against Game of Thrones‘ “Mad King” Aerys Targaryen?

Aerys Targaryen

Paranoid

Really let himself go

Obsession with wildfire

Went through Hands of the King like nobody’s business

With the aid of pyromancers, was going to engulf King’s Landing in wildfire

Killed by Jamie Lannister, a member of the Kingsguard entrusted with his safety

Bad hair

Uncomfortable in seat of power (scabs)

Family weirdly incestuous

Donald Trump

Paranoid

Really let himself go

Obsession with nukes

Famous for the phrase “You’re fired” on ABC’s The Apprentice

With the aid of rabid white nationalists, was going to “drain the swamp”

Still alive, despite a steady diet of Big Macs, KFC, steaks with ketchup and sugary soda pop

Bad hair

Uncomfortable in seat of power (incompetence)

Family weirdly incestuous

 

 

This Is America

To quote Charles Mudede:

“The music video, which Hiro Murai—a Japanese director who has worked with Glover and other cutting-edge black musicians—directed, addresses the state of black America today. Unchecked or unpunished police brutality, mindless materialism, mass shootings, and the hyper-commodification of black creativity and black forms of joy, the large profits of which almost never return to the producers.”