Donald Trump is a pretty good comedian. That’s not a dig on him as a presidential candidate — Barack Obama is a pretty good comedian, too. Rather it’s an opinion held by comedy professionals. Even in the middle of excoriating Donald Trump back in February, HBO’s comic mastermind John Oliver admitted that some of Trump’s comedic work, like his mocking of Marco Rubio, was high end stuff. Replaying it, Oliver laughed, admitted that part of him “liked Trump,” and said of the mocking: “that’s objectively funny.”
Hillary Clinton has had less success so far with the humor. Some say she can get away with it less as a woman — or maybe Clinton just thinks our national situation is pretty serious right now. But with Senator Elizabeth Warren now firing the haymakers at Trump, Clinton used Twitter for a little dark levity. Below you’ll see she aims at the same target Warren does — Trump’s money — using a light mocking tone to say a dark serious thing. John Oliver does that, too.
Trump has written a lot of books about business—but they all seem to end at Chapter 11.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 21, 2016