Arrested Development

Back when it first aired in 2003, Arrested Development’s Bluth family was pretty clearly intended as a satire of the Bush family, what with its privileged doofus of an older son and shady business ties to the Middle East. But the nice thing about making a show about entitled, rich white assholes is that there’ll always be new ones coming down the line to make fun of. So it’s not wholly surprising to read through this Twitter thread from Politico author Dan Diamond explaining the whole Trump White House in terms of the beloved Mitch Hurwitz sitcom:

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It’s not actually clear exactly which failed Trump project Diamond—who has continued to draw the parallels with further tweets—is specifically (not) calling out here; the obvious one, given all the building metaphors is The Great, Great Wall Of America. But given what just happened to the Republican health plan and Trump’s promises to repeal Obamacare, we’re kind of spoiled for choices when it comes to huge mistakes to draw attention to.