Trump Has Made Things So Bad, Congress Used A 'Stranger Things' Comparison

by Tim McGovern

In terms of creative visual aids, this one takes the prize for being in the dead center of the Venn diagram of politics and pop culture.

Congressman David Cicilline from Rhode Island took the floor of the House of Representatives on Thursday to compare the Trump administration to the dominion of the Demigorgon known by every "Stranger Things" fan as the Upside Down.

Oh, and did I mention he used a big sign that read "Trump Things" in that creepy, red font? Grab some Eggo waffles, and get ready for one of the best responses to the president's tumultuous first few weeks in office.

Cicilline said,

Mr. Speaker, like the main characters in 'Stranger Things,' we are now stuck in the Upside Down. Right is wrong, up is down, black is white.

Aside from throwing in a Chief Hopper reference that was pure fire, Cicilline went on to highlight the many contradictions of Trump's words and actions.

For instance, while the White House maintained its innocence over any potential connections and communications to Russia, the former acting Secretary of the Justice Department Sally Yates is fired.

And after the Trump administration signed a Muslim ban in what they claim is an attempt to keep us safe, they also had national security conversations out in the open.

In the end, Cicilline compared everyone resisting the new administration to the heroes of "Stranger Things."

And like Mike, Dustin, Lucas and Eleven, we must remained focus on the task at hand and hold this administration accountable so we can escape from our own version of the Upside Down.

IMHO, concerned Americans are genuinely worried we're going to end up like Barb by the year 2020.

I hope so, Hopper.

Of course, when asked if he was a fan of the show, Congressman Cicilline responded like anyone with a Netflix account would.

Hopefully, Trump's White House, considering the political chaos it's brought forth, doesn't get renewed for a second season if you know what I mean.

Citations: Congress is literally using 'Stranger Things' on the House floor to make a point about Trump (Mashable)