Last April, my late colleague Andrew Stiles published a deep dive into the similarities between Hillary Clinton and Lucille Bluth, two gin-soaked grannies who lead lives of luxury, run private intelligence networks, and tolerate unfaithful spouses.
Since then, Donald Trump has become the nominee of the Republican Party. Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz said in response that the show’s fifth season will spoof Trump’s candidacy, drawing parallels between it and Lindsay Bluth’s run for Congress on a rather sensible border control platform in the show’s fourth season.
The Lindsay-Donald comparison leaves me cold, though, mostly because there is a better comparison.
- Real estate mogul
- Legally-embattled fraudster
- Sex fiend
- Friend of Saddam
Donald Trump is George Bluth, Sr. Roll tape.
That time he pretended to be a godly man
Making a quick buck from fly-by-night business schemes
When the alt-right gets feisty about Jared Kushner
When the press hounds him to release his tax returns
Boasting about his tremendous, classy daughter Ivanka
Explaining the VP decision to Chris Christie
When he decides to go off script at a rally
Revealing the star-studded speaker lineup for the GOP convention
When the balding began
When he bared his soul to Howard Stern
How Trump sees himself
How Newt Gingrich sees Mr. Trump
When he struck a deal with Breitbart
Calling Paul Manafort to teach the Republican Party a lesson
When Reince Priebus wakes up on November 9