In a newly released short, The Simpsons shows what happens when President Donald Trump forcibly replaces Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg with his daughter Ivanka Trump. You can see the video below, via Fox.
This is all part of The Simpson‘s biting take on Trump’s first 100 days in office. The new short, released Wednesday, is packed full of sly references to the president’s Russia problems, controversial immigration policy, and reports of feuds within his administration.
The RBG joke is more than just a gag, too. If he’s lucky, Trump can transform the Supreme Court for decades. Three justices–two liberals, and a “swing-voter”–are at least 78. The oldest is leftie icon Ginsberg at 84. For reference’s sake, her friend, conservative Antonin Scalia, passed away at 79 in February 2016. As you may realize, it’s this background that fuels the new short.
In its nearly three decades on air, The Simpsons often stepped its toes into the political arena. Episodes shows fictionalized versions of figures like George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Richard Nixon, and Ross Perot. Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair legit voiced himself. Such depictions swing back and forth between sharp-elbowed satire, and light-hearted goofiness. Guess who is a popular target. A 2000 episode famously depicted a vision of the future where Lisa Simpson becomes president, inheriting a “budget crunch” from her predecessor: Trump.
The Supreme Court has also been referenced. A 1992 episode shows another vision of the future where Bart Simpson becomes Chief Justice. That same story had a joke where Marge and Homer debated over whether influential liberal jurist Earl Warren, who led the court from 1953 to 1969, moonlit as a stripper.
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