How Trump’s RNC Entrance Ranks in the Smoke Machine Pantheon
There was no shortage of spectacle at the Republican National Convention’s opening night, from Melania Trump’s apparently plagiarized speech to Rudy Giuliani’s compelling demonstration of his outside voice. Let us not allow these to distract us, though, from the real star of the show: Donald Trump’s smoke machine.
What a thing! And in some ways, how perfect: A moment of unearned grandiosity that quickly fades, but probably leaves a stink.
Trump, of course, is hardly the first person to use a smoke machine to juice an entrance. He’s joining some esteemed ranks. How does he compare with the previous greats? Judge for yourself.
The Undertaker (But Also Every Other WWE Star)
On the left is Trump’s entrance. On the right is WWE wrestler the Undertaker’s entrance. pic.twitter.com/WxniQUurLq
— Gideon Resnick (@GideonResnick) July 19, 2016
Trump’s entrance tonight pic.twitter.com/1UIfzDz8AB
— Josh Greenman (@joshgreenman) July 19, 2016
OMG trump plagiarized my 2002 in concert DVD entrance I KNEW IT https://t.co/R5V5JMl2A4
— josh groban (@joshgroban) July 19, 2016
Prince of Pop
Trump’s entrance was good but it was no MJ super bowl ’93 pic.twitter.com/O81AjDex80
— John Hendrickson (@JohnGHendy) July 19, 2016
Prince of Darkness
Was Trump’s entrance meant to look like the apocalyptic nightmare from John Carpenter’s PRINCE OF DARKNESS? pic.twitter.com/ZiZlBXBVFs
— kindertrauma (@kindertrauma) July 19, 2016
Mr. Trump, you’re not doing well in the polls with Prince fans
TRUMP: I’ll fix that pic.twitter.com/Fd39IAhIiB
— Qwerty Jones (@QwertyJones3) July 19, 2016
— Paul Almeida (@AzorcanGlobal) July 19, 2016
The Miami Hurricanes
That One Scene From Close Encounters
Comparing Trump and Close Encounters. Has Trump come from the space ship or going on it? pic.twitter.com/Hp8vcy0SJV
— Richard (@kenradical) July 19, 2016
That One Scene From Beaches
— emily (((dreyfuss))) (@EmilyDreyfuss) July 19, 2016
Then again, Trump really is in a class all his own
Fun fact: Donald Trump emits his own fog effect.
— Common Words (@petersuderman) July 19, 2016
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