Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, who rose to fame on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, has been in Cleveland for the Republican National Convention. As Variety reports, creator Robert Smigel and his furry and hilarious puppet, took Donald Trump supporters to task alongside guest speaker Scott Baio and even got anchors reporting on the events into the action during a 20-minute Facebook Live broadcast.
Triumph’s Facebook Live reporting included asking supporters questions such as “Which minority would you want deported first? Mexicans, or Trump supporters who finished middle school?” and “What do you think of the Black Lives Matter movement? Don’t worry, there’s not a black person for miles around here.”
He and CNN’s Anderson Cooper chatted for a bit and Triumph also engaged with anchors Jake Tapper, Dana Bash and Wolf Blitzer, where they discussed Tuesday night’s theme, “Make America Work Again.” However, Triumph had a different thought on the matter. “Last night’s theme was ‘Get Scott Baio Some Work Again,” Triumph quipped of one of the night’s guest speakers.
Triumph also staged an anti-Westboro Baptist Church protest. The Republican National Convention addressed the theme “Make America First Again” on Wednesday. On Thursday, the final night of RNC 2016, the theme is “Make America One Again.”
Triumph the Insult Comic Dog’s first election special aired on Hulu in February. According to Variety, its next installment will air on August 10th.
Third Eye Blind trolled an audience filled with Republican National Convention goers during a charity gig in Cleveland. Watch here.