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: bit.ly/2ZI2lpE
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.
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).
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.