Robert Smigel’s Triumph the Insult Comic Dog was one of 2016’s most vital political satirists, hitting the campaign trail early in the primaries and sticking with it all the way through the conventions over the summer.
So it was only fitting that he was at Donald Trump’s inauguration this past Friday, on behalf of Conan O’Brien, to meet the people who helped elect America’s first insult comic president.
“Yes, today Donald Trump will be sworn in and on Monday he will move into the White House,” Triumph began, “continuing his long tradition of evicting black families.” From there, he was on fire, roasting both the new president and his followers, an “inspiring mass of overweight, overaged, predominantly white humanity, nothing but Roseannes and Fieris as far as the eye can see.”
Triumph went on to grill Trump fans about whether they’ve seen naked pictures of Melania — “they should call her Laura No-Bush” — and tried to sell them upgraded tickets to the “anti-Semitic section.”
After the speech had ended, Triumph praised Trump’s nod to Franklin D. Roosevelt, “when he said all we have to fear is fear itself, and Muslims, and Mexicans, most of the Middle East, all of Africa except South Africa, BuzzFeed, Access Hollywood, chemtrails, lizard people, undercover cops posing as hookers, undercover dudes posing a lady hookers, snakes, Saturday Night Live and backstabbing Bruce Springsteen cover bands.”