Samantha Bee wanted to show how conspiracy theories are made, so she cooked one up like a political Rachel Ray. Ready? Donald Trump can’t read. Look, he’s not interested in books, he misuses words (even though he says “I know words, I have the best words”) and he goes off script a lot. (What’s a script, after all, to an illiterate man?)
Now Trump, who graduated from the Ivy League’s University of Pennsylvania, certainly can read. (He sure has read the tax code — and that ain’t easy.) But Bee’s recipe for conspiracy theories (“take random scraps of evidence and spin“) is spot-on. Last time anybody this rich and prominent was accused of being illiterate was when 50 Cent insinuated that boxing champion Floyd Mayweather couldn’t read, even offering to donate $750K if the boxer could read an entire page of “any Harry Potter book.” Mayweather responded by reading out his latest two checks totaling $72,276,000.00. Now that’s a Trump-like response. Samantha Bee might still get an interesting answer to her fun, fake conspiracy theory. You’ll have to watch Twitter, say, around 3am?
NSFW video of 50 Cent challenge: