It used to be that politics merely provided excellent materials for riddles and jokes. Yet Ukraine’s latest presidential election produced a comedian as the country’s real-life president. This seemed like a joke to many who regard politics as a serious matter.
Comedians winning as president is nothing new and has become a riddle. Outcomes like that had happened before without bringing beneficial results, yet they continue to happen.
Well at the least, the majority who voted for Volodymyr Zelenskiy as their new president were well aware that he is a comedian by profession. It is apparent that for many Ukrainian voters, Zelenskiy’s lack of political experience did not matter; breaking political status quo was the more important issue.
Volodymyr Zelenskiy gained fame in Ukraine by playing the role of a history teacher who won Ukraine’s presidential election. He owed his victory to a video that was surreptitiously taken by one of his students. The video went viral as it showed Zelensky’s TV character making a plea for students to give importance to history, as a way of knowing how politicians have made their country a revolving door for unscrupulous nobodies.
U.S. president Donald Trump is no comedian but, a colourful character just the same. Many considered his running for the presidency a big joke. Yet the joke turned out to be on the American people who did not cast their vote. They thought that only a few would think of voting for Donald Trump, and that by abstaining, they will not have anything to do with putting Hillary Clinton in power, either.
As history has it, Donald Trump won and gained a chance to misrule a country that has an important impact in global economy.
In fact, his presidential stance and actions have been the butt of jokes posed as riddles.
Some Popular Donald Trump Riddles Related to His U.S. Presidency
Riddle: What nation does Trump strongly support?
Riddle: How does Donald Trump plan to deport illegal Mexican immigrants?
Answer Juan by Juan
Riddle: What language does Trump write well?
Riddle: If minority groups have the race card, while women can play the gender card, what card do white supremacists have up their sleeves?
Answer: The Trump Card