Elmer Fudd, 109-year-old dean of Hollywood’s retired cartoon characters, and frequent target of Trump’s invective, calls president’s tirades “un-fuckin’-bewee-wabull.”
21 March 2019
By Andrew Squibley and Arthur Bushwhacker, Investigative Correspondents
WASHINGTON, DC (RUETERS) – Following days of insulting the living and dead – from White House adviser Kellyanne Conway’s husband George and late-night TV comedians, to the late Sen. John McCain – President Trump has turned his vitriol to a high-profile community he believes has wronged him incessantly over the years: Cartoon characters.
“The guy’s out of control; he’s lost absolute fucking control,” one senior Administration official told Rueters. “He doesn’t have enough to complain about with actual people, he’s now got to go after some of America’s favorite cartoon characters?”
In a word, yes.
Trump on Wednesday repeated an often-debunked story, once again challenging the patriotism of revered “cartooner” Elmer Fudd, 109, whose early work, prior to the outbreak of World War II, was blacklisted by Disney and other studios over allegations he had a gay communist lover.
“He was ‘bwack-wisted’ for a good reason,” Trump told reporters on Air Force One, mocking Fudd’s famous speech impediment. “He never should have been ‘re-ha-bi-wi-ta-ted’ and allowed to work at the studios,” Trump complained. “He’s never lost his communist bent. Today’s he still mouthing off against my policies. He supported ObamaCare and now wants to push Medicare For All. All good communist stuff.”
For his part, the elderly but spry Fudd, who’s living in a nursing home with other well-known drawn characters from Hollywood’s golden age, replied only briefly, “Wousy widdow pwick. He’s a tweachewous, tweasonous miscweant.”
An angry Elmer Fudd, 109, responds to President’s Trump’s comments repeating false allegations that led to Fudd’s blacklisting in years before WWII. (Photo courtesy Hollywood Nursing Home for Drawn Characters.)
While Fudd was in Trump’s cross-hairs on Wednesday, the president has taken aim recently at an entire category of characters – ducks – whom he believes have insulted him personally, criticized his many failed businesses for ripping off the public and condemned “The Apprentice” television program starring Trump as “pablum for the masses.”
Trump’s targets include both living and dead cartoon icons, from Donald and Daffy – both of whom passed away in the 1990s – to Donald’s ailing widow, Daisy, 97, and their nephews, Huey, Dewey and Louie who left show business 25 years ago to pursue opportunities in producing online pornography.
Huey, Dewey and Louie prepare to leave Hollywood for the seedier side of the Web.
“Donald and Daffy were total losers, even for ducks,” Trump recently tweeted. “They never held a steady job, got into really stupid situations — week after week — and never apologized for the rumors and lies they spread about me and my family.” When asked by reporters aboard Air Force One which purported rumors and lies came to mind, he stated the ones involving fraudulently avoiding inheritance taxes and real estate taxes in New York.
First cousins Donald and Daffy, whose last names were Anatra, were “made” members of the Gambino crime family and privy to all manner of illegal activities in New York City during the decades following World War II, federal prosecutors told Rueters. “Everyone back then, from the 60s to the 90s, knew about the Trump tax scams, including the Anatras.”
Donald and Daffy Anatra, first cousins; turns out they knew quite a bit about illegal activities of Trump family in New York City. Both passed away during the 1990s. (Photo courtesy Disney)
Perhaps most surprising of all, Trump seems to have saved his strongest and angriest outbursts for the married couple Roger and Jessica Rabbit. Roger, 58 when he was shot and killed by then-Vice President Dick Cheney during a 2008 rabbit hunting trip in Texas (Cheney told local authorities it was a case of mistaken identity), apparently got into a brawl with Trump back in the ’90s when he learned Trump had molested Jessica. “I just grabbed her by the coney,” Trump reportedly told friends at the time.
“No one had ever seen Roger that angry when he finally met up with Trump. He just humiliated Trump who complained he couldn’t defend himself because of his bone spurs. Sure,” said a longtime friend of Rabbit. “Trump never forgot the beat-down he took. Once Roger passed, he felt safe to call him all sorts of names.”
Frame from recently discovered 1995 video of Jessica Rabbit confronting Donald Trump after he grabbed her; Roger reacts to news and vows to pummel the future president. (Photos courtesy Rueters)
During his stopover Wednesday at the General Dynamics tank manufacturing plant in Lima, OH, Trump blasted away at two of his “ghosts,” McCain, who died last September of brain cancer, and shooting victim Rabbit.
Trump told his Lima audience he did not receive a “thank you” for his part in McCain’s funeral ceremony. “I gave him the kind of funeral he wanted, which as president I had to approve,” he said, inaccurately referencing his authorizing the use of military transportation to bring McCain’s body to Washington.
“I don’t care about this, I didn’t get a thank you. That’s okay. We sent him on the way. But I wasn’t a fan of John McCain.” Added Trump, “I have to be honest, I never liked him much. Hasn’t been for me. I’ve really, probably, never will.
As for Rabbit, “Cheney did us all a favor,” he said.