The anti-Trump internet always seems to be asking the same hypothetical: Republican politicians take deranged Trump Twitter missives in stride, but how would they have reacted if Obama said just one of the lunatic utterances our current president spews on the regular?
It’s impossible to know the answer because luckily enough for our country and the world, Obama was smart and sane. But on HBO’s Real Time on Friday night, Bill Maher enlisted an Obama impersonator to recite Trump’s most infamous quotes, helping us all to imagine what it would be like if Obama had been sadly possessed of Trump’s brain.
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Sure, it’s not the real Barack— as Maher says, who can afford his speaking fees—but it’s accurate enough to be deeply weird.