Leftists will turn anything and everything political in the age of President Donald Trump — including a children’s book.
Vice President Mike Pence’s wife, Karen, and the couple’s daughter, Charlotte, released a book this week entitled “Marlon Bundo’s Day in the Life of the Vice President.”
Young Charlotte Pence wrote the book, and Karen Pence illustrated it. It’s based on the Pence family’s actual bunny, which has become a bit of an online sensation.
Leftists have already flooded the book’s Amazon page with negative reviews. The average rating for the book is 1.6 stars out of 5 as of this writing. The rating is low because of multiple one-star reviews.
Most of those one-star reviews are from fans of liberal late-night host John Oliver, who trolled the Pence family by releasing his own version of “Marlon Bundo” — a version he presented on his HBO show.
“It turns out, in a complete coincidence, we also wrote a book about Mike Pence’s rabbit, that is also being published,” he told his audience Sunday night.
“Last Week Tonight” writer Jill Twiss is behind “A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo” — which presents the Pence family’s bunny as gay.
Proceeds from the book will, according to Oliver, be given to charity.
Some of the reviews of the actual Pence family book read as follows:
“Definitely lacking in the artistic department and supports a homophobe.”
“Poor poor bunny … I’m sorry you got wrapped up in this mess. I’m so happy the nonfiction book John Oliver wrote about you is doing so well.”
“Terrible book. Get the Better Bundo Book.”
Oliver said on his show that the Pence family bunny is “the most likable thing about an otherwise unlikable man — like how George W. Bush is a perfectly fine painter. Or how Bill Cosby raised Americans’ awareness about pudding. Or how Roger Ailes is dead. Sometimes you can’t deny that there is one thing you like about someone.”
Making anti-Trump or anti-Pence jokes at this point is about as original as making “yo mama” jokes 10 years ago.
It’s hard to tell where these increasingly political comedians will end up as time goes on.
They have tied their humor so completely to Trump and to everyone around him that nearly everything they say and do is a knee-jerk reaction to something or someone in the Trump administration.
Oliver’s book doesn’t come across as original or funny — it just looks sad and desperate.