[ by Charles Cameron — reality imitates parody, a subset of life imitates art ]
The Denald Trump account posted this fake trumpery as satire:
Wow! Just arrived in Scotland. Everyone is screaming "LEAVE! LEAVE! LEAVE!" Must be excitement over #Brexit. Happy to be here!
— DonaId J. Trump (@realDenaldTrump) June 24, 2016
This tweet was quickly followed by an all-too-similar one from the real Donald:
Just arrived in Scotland. Place is going wild over the vote. They took their country back, just like we will take America back. No games!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 24, 2016
— the only problem here being that the Scots voted to stay..
And now the coup de grace — Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau‘s eye catches the match between parody and reality in these two quotes — and tweets them in juxtaposition, DoubleTweet-style:
The parody account, and a few hours later, the real thing.
Definitely living in a simulation. pic.twitter.com/9aafLcIiiG
— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) June 24, 2016
It seems there really were Scots shouting at Trump to leave — he’s not well-liked over there — so was he the one who was being ultimately playful and ironic — deliberately misunderstanding them for the purpose of his tweet?