• Satirical kids’ book explains Trump phenomenon


    NEW YORK CITY: A potato-shaped orange blob with tiny hands is the star of a satirical new story written in the style of a children’s book explaining the Donald Trump phenomenon. “A Child’s First Book of Trump,” written by Michael Ian Black and set for release on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila), is clearly intended for a more mature audience. It shows the presumptive Republican presidential nominee in a less-than-flattering light, depicting the businessman as a money-guzzling, braggadocious creature called an “Americus Trumpus,” complete with a tangle of bright yellow hair. Illustrated in a style similar to a Dr Seuss book — and deploying the same sort of humorous rhyming couplets — the parody is supposedly meant to teach youngsters about the man currently dominating television screens across America. “The beasty is called an American Trump. Its skin is bright orange, its figure is plump,” the story reads. Black’s book goes on to tease the hotel magnate for having “underdeveloped” hands, a reference to puerile, primary-campaign insults when Trump’s opponents suggestively mocked his hand size. Published by Simon & Schuster, the 32-page book is the latest in a string of adult and children’s books by the 44-year-old Black.



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