Ever notice Donald Trump chronically applauds himself - isn't that like Mastur...
I don't know - that's why I'm asking you!
I first noticed Trump applauding himself at his Campaign Rallies where he was his own Cheerleader.
But, boy did he blow his own horn at the State of the Union Address & I almost missed it - I was too mesmerized by the Pence-Pez Dispenser behind him doing his thing!
Let's face it - clapping along with an audience serves a purpose - it's a cheap way to get the audience to mimic you.
Trump's no fool - he knows exactly when to clap - he gets his followers to forget what he just said because they're too busy clapping - you know...The Simon Sez approach or Monkey See, Monkey Do!
I'll admit, as a former 80's Stand-Up Comic; I've caught myself laughing after telling a joke - but with my Act; I had to - I'm allergic to Tomatoes!
Take my joke - "My husband says Sex is like Golf - you don't have to be good at it to enjoy it...he's telling me"!
I'd giggle & then go on to "Take my daughter, please - she's more like my husband every day & a lot like her father too"!
Oh no - I didn't laugh after all my jokes - I have some pride left. If they didn't like one; I would say,
"If you don't want to laugh - cough, okay - at least it sounds like a laugh"!
And, sometimes I would say, "I'm hearing these for the 1st time too"! And, then I surely would laugh.
Lots of Comics laughed after telling a joke - Phyllis Diller called it 'nerves' & rising star, Eddie Murphy (when he was in character) had a honking guffaw & endeared us all.
For a Comic, if we pre-laugh - it's a plus; it can change the pacing & can assist or even save a joke. So, I figure - by clapping for himself; Trump saved his rump over & over again - without ever letting on.
Me? I'd rather have a laugh than applause. No 'Standing O' for me: heck - if the laugh turns into a fart - that's nirvana!
Why, thank you! ha ha
As you can see, I'll even go into my Toilet Humor desperation bag to make the evening a success - but not this time!
My Editor wanted to call this "Trump gives himself the Clap" but I heard there's a Medical Gag Order after the leak - no, Trump didn't write another Tweet...
...Olestra Potato Chips!
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