|In a sad parody video, Elmo gets fired because of Trump|
anti-education, pro-war budget cuts
What I didn't feel like talking about at the time was the budget cuts that could afflict public television.
As we know, President Donald Trump thinks war is terrific and education is worthless.
It takes a dumb person to think that, and there you go.
The parody video, which you can see at the bottom of this post, imagines the beloved Elmo from Sesame Street being laid off because of the Trump budget cuts.
Elmo, like anyone in this situation, is devastated. He's worked at Sesame Street for over 30 years. Doesn't that mean anything? Not in Trump world.
Elmo says he has a pre-existing condition. How will he get health care? Well he could get Obamacare, until that's repealed pretty soon.
How will Elmo make a living? Well, he could entertain people in Times Square for tips. Like that's a good way to make a living.
And, keeping with the ruthlessness of Trump and his Congressional minions, the video ends with the budget cuts stripping Elmo of his ability to make any kind of living, his dignity, and literally what he is.
Here's the video, to help coax you into supporting public broadcasting: