Dem compares Trump administration to ‘Stranger Things’


A House Democrat on Thursday drew comparisons between the Trump administration and the science fiction TV show “Stranger Things.”

Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) stood next to a poster on the House floor depicting the logo of the Netflix show, rebranded as “Trump Things.”

The show follows the investigation of a young boy’s disappearance into a parallel dimension, known as the “Upside Down.” 

{mosads}To Cicilline, the rocky first few weeks of the Trump administration feel like something straight from an alternate reality.

“Like the main characters in ‘Stranger Things,’ we are now stuck in the Upside Down. Right is wrong, up is down, black is white,” Cicilline said.

He cited the resignation of White House national security adviser Michael Flynn for misleading White House officials about his calls with the Russian ambassador; Trump discussing a response to North Korea’s missile launch in an open dining area at his Mar-a-Lago resort; and Trump’s leaked phone calls with the leaders of Mexico and Australia.

“The White House deceives the American public for weeks about their contacts with Russia, but an attorney general who followed her conscience is fired. 

“Executive orders are signed to ban Muslims in order to keep us safe, while top national security conversations are held out in the open.”

Cicilline borrowed a line from one of the show’s main characters to call for keeping the Trump administration accountable.

“Mornings might be for coffee and contemplation, but Chief Jim Hopper is not coming to rescue us.

“This is not a TV show. This is real life. We have a president unlike any we have ever known. And like Mike, Dustin, Lucas and Eleven, we must remain focused on the task at hand and hold this administration accountable so we can escape from our own version of the upside down.” 

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