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Donald Trump’s presidential bid is perfect for slam poetry

Donald Trump’s presidential bid is the comedic gift that keeps on giving. First, there was the exultation of The Daily Show staff upon hearing his official announcement. Then, Neil Young let the overgrown oompa-loompa-looking jagoff know that Trump 2016 is not welcome to the use of his music. Additionally, there is Stephen Colbert’s “Shut Up, Dummy!” campaign in which he devolves into non sequiturs in his best impression of the laboratory-coiffed man of many words (most of them incomprehensible). Now comes another reaction to Trump’s announcement, this one from comedy troupe Above Average who transforms the Donald’s idiotic speech into perfect slam poetry, with the refrain “Our country is in seeeeeeerious trouble.”

It’s a simple premise that works surprisingly well by mocking both Trump’s inane speech as well as the cliched mannerisms of slam poets. The stream of nonsense spewing forth from Trump’s mouth is perfect fodder for a derailed slam poet (played by comedian Keisha Zollar), who seems to be channeling a stream of consciousness about China, Mexico, a bank account, and recent real estate deals. Enjoy the video below and give the appropriate snaps in appreciation.

Donald Trump’s speech makes for good slam poetry.Watch more here: http://goo.gl/waEm0J

Posted by Above Average on Wednesday, June 17, 2015


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