” But The Washington Post on Monday had an even more ridiculous explanation. “Trump wants to defund PBS. ‘Sesame Street’ brutally parodied him for decades,” read the headline to an arts and entertainment article by Avi Selk.
“You should know a couple of things before we embark on a recap of “Sesame Street’s” surprisingly vicious takedowns of Donald Trump, which span three decades leading up to his political rise,” he hyped as he laid the groundwork for his conspiracy theory:
First: Trump is most often depicted as a grouch — unpleasant monsters who base their culture and economy around garbage. So when “Donald Grump” appears in a 2005 episode as a badly toupeed-muppet “whose name equals trash,” that’s not necessarily an insult.
The other thing is that Trump, as president of the United States, wants to end public television funding that created “Sesame Street” — more often known for lessons on counting and sharing than biting satire.
“We know of nothing to suggest any link between these skits and Trump’s budget proposal,” he cautioned, but that didn’t stop Selk from trying to make those connections.Read more at NewsBusters