Donald Trump came across a short clip from the Season 10 premiere of Curb Your Enthusiasm, and tweeted it out to his followers with the caption, TOUGH GUYS FOR TRUMP!” However, if the President had seen the full episode, which premiered last month, he might’ve not been so proud to share that video.
Larry David, who plays a caricature of himself on the comedy series, is actually mocking MAGA fans by wearing the red hat. He wears the MAGA hat throughout the episode in order to repel people in Los Angeles, and it works. He actually calls the hat a “people repulser.”
In the clip Trump tweeted, the only person who responds in kind to David in a red MAGA hat is a tough biker on the road. After the comedian accidentally almost hits the biker, the motorcyclist gets pissed and starts yelling series of not-so-nice expletives. However, the moment David flips the MAGA hat back on his head, the biker suddenly becomes apologetic and polite.
Trump didn’t just share the tweet online, he pinned it to the top of his page so everyone would see it first on his feed. While David has yet to respond, he doesn’t have a Twitter account, it’s likely the news will get him somehow.
The episode the clip is from is entitled “Happy New Year,” and it was directed and co-written by Curb veteran Jeff Schafer. David’s character originally wears the MAGA hat in order to get out of a lunch with Everybody Loved Raymond creator, Phil Rosenthal, and the moment Rosenthal spots David in the public restaurant with the hat, much the comedian’s delight, he thinks of a reason to leave and quickly exits.
In an interview with GQ, David reiterated that he’s not the character he plays on TV, even though they have the same name. Mentioning the episode where he tells Jeff Garland’s young daughter to stop singing, “I wouldn’t do anything,” he said. “Would I ever stop a girl from singing in my life? No. Would I stand there thinking, ‘Boy, I wish I could stop her?’ Yes! That’s why there’s a show.”
Larry David Is Not A Trump Fan
As for the Seinfeld creator’s real-life political opinions, David is not a Trump fan. In the same interview, he described being at a very fancy country club in LA and yelling at the President speaking on TV, “Stop lying, you ***hole!” And if he sees Trump supporters around, “I talk louder on purpose,” he said.
“To me, if somebody bought Fox News, I would feel the same as I felt when the Berlin Wall came down,” David continued. “That feeling of euphoria, like the world was going to change.”
In the video interview above, David is asked if he’s afraid of alienating Trump fans who watch the show and he said, “Alienate yourselves! No, I could give a f***.”
Larry David Has Become Famous For Portraying Bernie Sanders On ‘SNL’
Adding another layer to the oddity of Trump tweeting out a clip starring Larry David is the fact that the comedian has been playing his political rival, Bernie Sanders, on NBC’s Saturday Night Live for years. One of the embedded jokes in the premiere of Curb Your Enthusiasm was to see David, who at this point, has sealed himself as the Bernie impersonator, delivering a critical punch to Trump.
David first appeared on the comedy sketch series as Bernie in 2015, and in the show’s current 45th season, he’s already stopped by numerous times for debate sketches.