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@sarahcpr is a NYC-based comedian who shot to Twitter stardom with her superb lip-syncing videos using the voice of Trump. In this thread I outline why I find her videos both hilarious & powerful (politically).

#sarahcooper #trump

Sarah’s popularity has flourished on Twitter in the past month. She now has over 789K followers & her 12 short Trump clips (all less <1 minute each) have been viewed >60 million times. You can watch all of them here in this thread of retweets:

For a long time I could not hear Trump’s voice without feeling instantly irritated & annoyed. But the comedic nature of Sarah’s videos has given me the chance to listen to Trump speaking & not only hear what he is saying, but LAUGH at the same time.

In removing both Trump’s appearance & surroundings from the equation, Sarah's videos have enabled me to listen more closely to the CONTENT of Trump's speech/words & to examine more closely the often bizarre nature of both *what* he says & *how* he says it.

Sarah’s videos are extremely funny with great attention to detail. Her expressions, her use of props & her role playing of other characters are masterfully done. She very effectively draws attention to the often outrageous & nonsensical things that Trump says.

Sarah's videos expose the double standard in politics in relation to gender. No woman could behave like Trump & become president of the USA. Given Trump’s long history of sexism, it’s also gratifying to see a woman upstaging Trump using Trump's own material, his voice!

Similar to the gender dimension, the fact Sarah is a black woman adds to the powerful nature of her Trump videos. Here we have a young black woman mocking & upstaging an older white man & doing so using Trump's own words & speech against him.

(h/t @anordinarydame)

The impersonation of presidents usually involves men copying the look/speech of presidents as accurately as possible. Sarah has upended that genre by using Trump’s real voice & combining that with her own appearance (a young black woman).

(h/t @anordinarydame)

The emergence of a comedic genre of women playing Trump has been a joy to see. Another comedian well worth attention in this regard is @kyscottt who plays “Drunk Trump.”

Sarah & Kylie are providing us with relief from Trump & playing a role in his potential defeat.
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