DonTRUMPet is a political nightmare come to life. With political campaigns constantly circling the media, and America’s boisterous reactions taking over social media, I couldn’t resist exploiting the most controversial candidate of them all, Donald Trump. DonTRUMPet is loosely based off of Cohen’s fourth monster thesis, The Monster Dwells at the Gates of Difference, in which it gives an example of a master and slave relationship. I want to represent that relationship by giving America the power to control Trump’s mouth for once. Since Trump is continuously making a joke of himself, I decided to embrace that idea by making him into a ventriloquist dummy. I want viewers to laugh when they see Donald Trump as a dummy to get the point across that we shouldn’t take him serious as our President.
Donald Trump’s campaign is racist, sexist, and homophobic, and he will set America back 50 or more years if he’s elected president. Not to mention his autocratic, egotistic, narcissistic, misogynistic personality and thirst for the limelight. His rally is comparable to a Ku Klux Klan meeting and his ideas are closely related to Hitler’s. I incorporated these ideas through the accessories the dummy is wearing. He also has gestures to go along with the idea of a Nazi supremacy. Overall, my goal with this satirical creation is to start a conversation and hopefully convince people not to vote for Trump.