What words can describe or explain ‘Trumpy Bear’?

I don’t know. I’ve tried “stupid,” “embarrassing,” “pitiful,” “WTF” and a few others, but none really come close. When I saw this during an old movie on one of those weird alternative-universe channels that you only get with an HD antenna (like that alternative-WIS channel that seems to only show “Walker, Texas Ranger” reruns), my jaw dropped and stayed that way until it was over.

The most amazing thing is the people they got to hold one of these things and act as though they like it, and are unembarrassed by that.

I really, truly don’t think I’ve ever seen anything as dumb, or as tacky, as this in my life.

No, those words don’t quite describe it, either…

Please, you folks out there who voted for Trump — tell me this makes you cringe, just a bit. If so, there’s hope for the world…

trumpy

14 thoughts on “What words can describe or explain ‘Trumpy Bear’?

  1. Tom Stickler

    Cannot be authentic: the necktie is not nearly long enuf.

    Trumpy Bear not likely to get a ride on my motorcycle.

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  2. Richard

    So I send Brad examples of a stuffed Obama doll and a Hillary Clinton action figure and he doesn’t approve of them. I guess his fellow Democrats are off limit. If you want see them just go to Google.

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    1. Brad Warthen Post author

      I didn’t see them. I saw some links and didn’t know what they were.

      But they sound pretty stupid. Not as stupid as a “Trumpy Bear,” but pretty stupid.

      Did what you sent feature grown people talking about how much they love their toys?

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  3. Norm Ivey

    I had to go to Snopes to check on this. It’s a real product. According to a spokesperson for the makers:

    In 1902 the teddy bear was born and named after President Teddy Roosevelt. When President Donald Trump was elected to office as the first non-politician president, I felt it was time to name an American fearless grizzly bear after our new Commander in Chief. I designed the Trumpy Bear in a recognizable image of our current president.

    This iconic bear should be viewed as the symbol that anyone can run for president of this great country of ours. The weight of the responsibilities that come with the presidency can be a burden that I, for one, could never endure.

    And no, this is not a joke. I want it to be perfectly clear that the men who served in our military spoke from their hearts in the Trumpy Bear commercial. Any vilification of a veteran should never be tolerated.

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  4. Barry

    “ Any vilification of a veteran should never be tolerated”

    LOL. That is hilarious.

    He’s (John McCain) not a war hero,” said Trump. “He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”

    At a press availability following his remarks, Trump denied saying that McCain isn’t a war hero and said, “If somebody’s a prisoner, I consider them a war hero.”

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  5. Burl Burlingame

    Which reminds me — tens of millions of dollars raised for the Trump inauguration — often through gimmick toys like this — have gone missing.

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