Let's face it, it takes brains to find the humor in life, especially in the dystopian hellscape proposed by Donald Trump. On night one of the DNC, SNL Alum and Minnesota Senator Al Franken decided to bring out some of his old comedic chops. He took care of the preposterous Orange Yam in less than two minutes, and then finished up his speech with a resounding endorsement of Secretary Hillary Clinton. Here's the funny opening:
I’m Al Franken: Minnesotan, Senator, and world-renowned expert on right-wing megalomaniacs: Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly, and now Donald Trump.
A little about my qualifications. I got my doctorate in megalomania studies from Trump University. Sure, I had to empty out my 401(k) and take out a reverse mortgage on my house to pay the tuition. But Mr. Trump or, rather, some people who said they'd once met him, convinced me it was worth it.
And frankly, as a proud alum of Trump U, I think we may be underestimating Donald Trump. Sure, he's scammed a lot of people. But did you know that Trump University's School of Ripping People Off is ranked second in the nation? Right behind Bernie Madoff University? That’s no mean feat.
And Trump University is about more than just bilking people. Although, trust me, you will get bilked. It 's also about learning directly from success experts like Scott Baio, Mike Tyson, and, of course, a life-size cardboard cutout of Mr. Trump himself.
For more of Franken's words, click here.