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Kellyanne Conway’s Husband Compares Trump to Jar Jar Binks, Which Is an Insult to Gungans Everywhere

Hasn't Jar Jar been through enough?


Jar Jar Binks, with Obi Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace

Living through the Upside Down that is the Trump administration has us all doing things we never thought we’d do. Things like longing for Mitt Romney or agreeing with Ann Coulter. Now, they’ve got us rooting for one of the most reviled characters of the Star Wars universe: Jar Jar Binks.

The comparison came up in a Washington Post opinion piece by Henry Olsen. Olsen targets Trump’s rambling, incoherent speeches, writing “Even the modern tyrants whom the president … praises demonstrate more facility with language and more attention to governing detail than does he. To borrow from popular culture, Trump looks less like the sinister Emperor Palpatine and more like the hapless Jar Jar Binks.”

This quote was tweeted by George Conway, the husband of Kellyanne Conway, who despite his wife’s position in the White House, has remained vocally critical of the president (dinner at their house must be fun).

And here’s the thing: Trump and Jar Jar do share some similarities. Both are tall, orange, and the worst parts of their respective franchises (Star Wars and the American presidency, respectively). But Jar Jar Binks was not a soulless, corrupt evil emperor. He was a hapless, poorly written, racially problematic Gungan.

And unlike Trump, Jar Jar didn’t refuse to serve due to bone spurs. He was a general in the Gungan army, battling the Trade Federation’s droid army. He was also a delegate in the Galactic Senate, so he at least has some political experience, unlike Trump. Although to be fair, he did give a speech extending executive powers to Chancellor Palpatine, which directly led to Palpatine overthrowing the senate and establishing autocratic rule. So maybe he’s more of a Ted Cruz/Lindsey Graham type than a Trump?

Frankly, I blame Padmé Amidala for appointing this dummy in the first place, but that’s an article for another day. Anyway, people took to Twitter to express their support for Jar Jar who, compared to Trump, isn’t so bad I guess?

Who do you think Trump most resembles in the Star Wars universe?

(via Huffington Post, image: 20th Century Fox)

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