Remember a few weeks ago when an election was happening and a really sad cake was delivered to Trump Tower? Sure, you do.
That cake has been forever burned in our memories as #TrumpCake, the internet sensation that took the Donald Trump’s unmistakable visage and turned it into a frosted Rorschach test. Even before anyone had a chance to slice it, Twitter had a field day with it. Was it happy? Was it sad? Did it look like actor Rutger Hauer? Did somebody say cake?
Now, The New York Daily News caught up with the 24-year-old artist behind this inedible mixture of sugar and tape. In this short profile with artist and baker Melissa Alt, the Daily News divulges the artist’s history and process. We also get a peak behind the cake she made for Hillary, which isn’t as scary as the Trump one, but what is?
Check out the video behind this fascinating pastry.
Alec Baldwin decided to step up and reprise his role as Donald Trump on SNL, after Trump once again targeted the show for 'not being funny at all.' Here's a brief exchange we saw between the two on Twitter as well:
What do you do when the reality-TV game show host you impersonate wins the presidency? The same thing that happens when you win the presidency, you hire the Secret Service… sort of.
John Di Domenico, who spent the last 12 years impersonating Donald Trump, says that now that the president-elect has inspired so much rage and ire from some American citizens, he fears for his safety. So Di Domenico did what any other sane, rational Trump impersonator would do: He hired bodyguards.
Remember kids: Impersonating Donald Trump can have some unintended consequences, like being mistaken for Donald Trump.
However, even though he’s booked through the end of the year, Di Domenico’s appearances, which range from $3,500 to $10,000, have started to drop off. Apparently, now that Trump’s in the White House, people aren’t so eager to see him.
“It was really off the charts on the run up but now that he’s elected it’s like, okay, he’s not going anywhere,” Di Domenico told the New York Post. “There was this frenzy to book me, especially these last few months. A lot people thought he wasn’t going to become president.”
Will Trump promise to bring those jobs back, too? Only time will tell.
In one of the strangest moments of the strangest year ever, Kanye West decided to tell a crowd of people that he didn’t vote, but if he had, it would’ve been for Trump. Kanye West also announced that he’s running for president, because, hey, if that guy can pull it off than, jeez, who’s to say Kanye can’t.
Kanye just said if he had voted (which he didn't) he would've voted Trump. pic.twitter.com/g2HyFz6KPD— Justin Yang (@justin_yang) November 18, 2016
The consummate showman, West went on to tell his audience, “To black people, stop focusing on racism. We live in a racist country —that is a fact.” Classic rule in showbiz: When you’re losing your audience, double down on the thing they don’t like.
That’s when things started to get even crazier, and people started throwing things at Kanye, presumably tomatoes, like in a 1930s Popeye cartoon because that’s just more fun.
At this point, it definitely felt like even Kanye recognized that he was losing them — honestly, it was probably all the objects being hurled in his general direction that clued him in — so he went on to make more confusing statements.
Part of the Kanye rant where he said he's going to use a different political model in 2020 when he runs. pic.twitter.com/wmc2mLlCfg— Raptor (@RaptorJesuss) November 18, 2016
All in all, I think people got what they paid for, which is a great time, listening to some great music.
This isn't the first time Kanye hasn't recieved some real-time feedback. Last year, the crowd at a Golden State Warriors booed the rapper for just being at the game. They did, however, show some love for George Lopez, so again, everything is the weirdest always.
There’s a new president, so there’s no more time to stand around. The Mannequin Challenge is over, and it’s time to move, take action, and cower in fear.
At least that’s the MO of the new viral sensation that’s sweeping high schools around Vine or Snapchat or whatever kids are using these days. Personally, I’m 952-years-old, so it’s all Myspace to me.
This new challenge is so easy, it’s almost instinctual. Someone yells, “Trump is coming” to a group of people, and everyone runs away in fear. It’s not so different from a Tokyo resident in a Godzilla movie, except much more real.
The challenge is barely funny. It’s more just a thing to look at, nod your head, and say, “Yeah, that sounds about right.”
President-elect Trump loves his name. Who wouldn’t? It’s a name. It’s a verb. It’s one syllable. It looks great in front of a bad steak. But on a building, ehhhhhhh, some aren’t so sure.
This afternoon, workers began removing the name “Trump” from one of three luxury apartment buildings, which, look, is the biggest, most luxurious apartment building, but maybe bring up a couple uncomfortable feelings, like xenophobia, fear, political resentment, and divisiveness. Not exactly the type of thing you want for your domicile.
“Our goal was we have no interest in having any political position on anything,” said Sam Zell, the building’s owner. “Once Mr. Trump made the decision that he was going to enter the political scene, we looked at it and said, 'We just want to be neutral. We don't want to have an opinion.’”
According to The New York Times, hundreds of tenants petitioned to “Dump the TRUMP name.”
This is the most actively neutral name removal we've seen since Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place became just Two Guys and a Girl. Now, that’s a reference everyone can get behind.
Have you noticed that our president elect has funny hair? Nature has!
This golden pheasant at Hangzhou Safari Park in Zhejiang province in China looks a lot like that billionaire, reality gameshow host the U.S. elected to the presidency last week.
Nature has a sick sense of humor, and Twitter is having a field day with it.