Alarming portrayal of Trump
“DJ Trump” — Alexander Sparrow The Royal, Saturday October 6,
A season with Alexander Sparrow Review by Natasha Melbye ...................................................................... Attending Alexander Sparrow’s performance of DJ Trump with little indepth knowledge about the United States president was an eye-opening experience, with many references to Trump’s twisted views and opinions on various topics such as child labour and hitting on married women.
By encompassing many traits and mannerisms of Trump’s personality, Sparrow’s political satire has brought the character to Palmerston North with an imaginative twist. It shows the juxtaposition of Trump’s public persona and reflections on his childhood, even comparing Trump’s father to a bulimic Stalin, but without a sense of humour. Through Sparrow’s performance the 22 (or as he announced, 22,000) people in the room at The Royal became submersed in the strong political and often both racist and sexist mind of Donald Trump, who apparently claims could have been called Christ Trump had he been given his father’s middle name. Throughout Sparrow’s performance he highlights a few of Trump’s most important business rules, such as how crucial it is to not repeat yourself because it makes you look stupid.
He reinforces this rule, and reinforces it again proving just how true that statement is. This portrayal of Trump exposes scary truths about the man many Americans chose to be their president and continue to support every day.
The idea that a man who can wage war with China (pronouncing it Gina) and drop nuclear missiles without a second thought or care, is very real.
An audience member was asked,” do you make peace with war?” The answer was no, and Sparrow’s character answered that “progress is made with war”. For those interested in satirical performances about sexist, racist men with large… egos, if you ever have the opportunity to attend Sparrow’s unique show you will find yourself happily chanting “all hail DJ Trump” at the end of the show.