The Simpsons just did a devastating take of the scandal involving President Trump and former FBI Director James Comey.
In the 90-second cartoon, which opens on a dark and stormy night at the White House, Trump’s top advisors — Steve Bannon, Kellyanne Conway, and Stephen Miller — hanging from the rafters of the White House briefing room. The camera then cuts to Vice President Mike Pence, whistling a tune at his desk while surreptitiously erasing the word “Vice” from his nameplate.
President Trump is then shown in his bathrobe in the White House residence, sitting in his bed under a blanket with various books scattered around him with titles like “TWO SCOOPS FOR ME,” “HOW TO LOSE FRIENDS AND PISS OFF ISRAEL,” and a Bill O’Reilly book called “I’M STILL FIRED.” Sitting in front of the bed is James Comey, whom Trump is unsuccessfully attempting to persuade to stop investigating him.
“Please, sit down,” Trump says in the cartoon.
“I am sitting, Mr. Trump,” Comey responds.
“Well then kneel down!” Trump commands.
Before they start speaking, Trump says out loud, “I want to talk to Jim alone,” prompting Attorney General Jeff Sessions to peep out from underneath the blanket and scurry off to a mouse hole in the corner of the room.
“Look, I want a do over,” Trump says to Comey in the cartoon. “I have no tapes, let’s make a deal. You hand over all your notes, and I’ll erase the tapes! I MEAN THERE ARE NO TAPES!”
At this point, the ghost of Richard Nixon appears (who is also one of Simpsons creator Matt Groening’s recurring characters in Futurama).
“I came to thank you, Donald,” Nixon’s ghost says. “Thanks to you, I’m now the 44th best president! I just have one piece of advice: If you have tapes, BURN’ EM!”
Watch the full cartoon below to see how it ends:
The Simpsons takes on Trump-Comey (complete with Nixon cameo) and it’s the *perfect* way to start your weekend. pic.twitter.com/uA0VdhkMXd
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 26, 2017
Jamie Green is a contributor to the Resistance Report covering the Trump administration, and lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.