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Suppose a copy writer is tasked with scripting a warm, G-rated commercial with a President Trump impersonator in it. How to proceed? Find a celebrity NFL quarterback (like Kirk Cousins) and let him joke around on camera. But between the lines, kick the real-life POTUS everywhere it hurts.

This D.C. area Super Bowl ad for gas-burning fireplaces looks warm-if-banal on the surface. But listen closely, and a slew of Trump’s blunders and missteps (and boorish personality traits) are referenced in the 90-second clip. His stubborn, irrational, dangerous love of coal. The ever-creepy “high approval ratings” delusion. “S***hole” remarks on immigration.

And yes, you called it…the “big, bigger” nuclear button on his desk. But the only actual WMD in this locally-broadcast ad is “President Trump” in all of his myopic arrogance and bluster.

Click to see the “button” get pushed.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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