In absolute honesty, we’re not even sure we need to give you any reasons for this one. The idea that Donald Trump more closely resembles a comedic cartoon farce than a future President of the United States is not one that is unfamiliar with anyone who takes even the slightest interest in U.S. politics of late (and has seen at least one episode of The Simpsons).
However, there still seems to be a small cross-section of people who think that Mr. Trump is the man who will lead our world into its new golden age.
Fortunately for us, the constant coverage of Trump and his many, many interview faux pas has highlighted one interesting fact: he shares many qualities with the father of The Simpsons‘ central family.
So, without further ado, here is why Donald Trump is exactly like Homer Simpson.
1. They both want to build immigrant-defying walls
Trump has been heavily criticised for his simplistic ideas on immigration reforms, and with good reason, given that his only major suggestion is to “build a great wall” between the U.S. and Mexico – which is such a stupid idea, it’s almost impressive.
The thing is, in 2009, The Simpsons aired an episode in which residents of a neighbouring town called Ogdenville mass-moved into Springfield. Angered by the over-population, Homer rounded up the residents of his town, and they built a gigantic wall to separate the two towns, and keep outsiders out.
We don’t need to explain just how ridiculous and offensive this idea is, but one thing that does seem to be evident, is that Donald Trump, in his bid to become the President of the United States and arguably the most powerful man in the world, has been watching cartoons for immigration reform ideas.
2. They both clearly need new hair
Don’t be fooled by the generous wavy locks that The Simpsons bestowed upon Trump’s head; his hair is the subject of many morning coffee jokes and derogatory similes.
It’s mainly due to the fact that he cares so much about his thin, straw-like piece – and I can only assume that he believes it to be extremely flattering.
Some say it’s a toupee, other’s say he’s done a deal with the devil, and suffered a very harsh outcome from Satan’s trickery. All we know is: if it came to choosing between Trump’s mane and Homer’s dome (that does, admittedly, have a couple of hairs sprouting out of it), it’d be an extremely hard choice indeed.
3. They both have the same facial palette
Exactly how much fake tan Donald Trump uses on a weekly basis, if any, we don’t know, but what is obvious is that the man has an unnatural (or not) shade to his skin. Remember the period of time when we all mocked the over-use of fake tan by reality TV stars? The words Oompa Loompa spring to mind…
In any case, it’s hard to argue that Trump would look completely out of place in a Simpsons episode. Not cartoonised of course, just his actual, real-life face in the cartoon. It’d be interesting to see how many people would ring up and complain.
4. Neither has a clue what they’re doing
As far as we are aware, Trump has never been caught shoving pencils in his ears, but who knows what he does in his spare time?
It’s fair to say that Homer Simpson doesn’t exactly know what he is doing at work, demonstrated by this great scene during a shift at the nuclear power plant.
Well, here is a quote, as Forbes have printed it, from an interview with Donald Trump, in which he is responding to a question about his proposed health care reforms:
“It’s going to be a private plan and people are going to be able to go out and negotiate great plans with lots of different competition with lots of competitors with great companies and they can have their doctors, they can have plans, they can have everything.”
Does that, or does that not, sound like a student trying to come up with an excuse as to why they haven’t done their homework?
5. They both unnecessarily hate Liberals
Despite his recent U-turn on liberal issues, Trump has a long history of conservative thinking. For example, he was completely ‘pro-life’ for years, before realising he won’t win votes that way, and declaring he was largely pro-choice, which cynics would say was a popularity statement.
He has always despised liberal agendas, presumably because he hasn’t thought all that much about them. Too busy counting his money, we assume.
As you can see, Homer also ‘hates’ liberals for their campaign to grant NASA the right to ‘abort’ space missions at any time. I mean, come on NASA. That’s a real life space mission, and you have no right to end it whenever you feel like it.
Part of us thinks Trump may have seen this, and took it way too seriously.
6. They have no necessary credentials
How can we put this delicately? Donald Trump has exactly the same professional credentials to run the United States, as Homer Simpson has to work in the Nuclear Power Plant. Both are punching well above their weight in the career department.
In fact, we think Homer in the Plant is quite a fitting analogy: he gets to work, all’s good. He doesn’t know how he ended up working there, but he did, and now he’s got to run with it. He sits down, looks at his buttons, starts pressing random things and all of a sudden, the Power Plant is just a radiated crater in the ground.
You see, the Power Plant is America, and Donald is Homer, in our analogy.
Not that we wouldn’t be impressed if Trump did end up being the President, I mean, it’d be the greatest blag in history. He at least deserves ‘LAD points’ for trying.