ITALY: Trump Float Dominates Carnival Parade [VIDEO]

A massive and suitably horrifying Trump float dominated this year’s carnival parade in Viareggio, Italy. Watch below as scores of cowgirls, cowboys, and a bearded male Statue Of Liberty cavort on a gigantic mechanized Trump head to a techno version of Thank God I’m A Country Boy and Green Day’s American Idiot. Pleasant dreams.

  • MonochromeMouse

    No way that’s trump, it’s not orange and the hair is too realistic.

    • OdieDenCO

      poetic license

  • Henry Auvil

    It’s finally true. The whole world is laughing at us.

    • Elagabalus

      And we deserve every bit of what we’re getting as long as the Orange One is in charge.

    • Tiger Quinn

      Gurl, they have been.

    • Gustav2

      The Ugly Americans finally elected the ugliest of Americans.

      • Gerry Fisher

        mmm-hmmm!

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    • Todd20036

      Good. We deserve it.

    • David Reid

      It’s a nervous laugh.

    • cleos_mom

      And oddly enough, the butt of the laughter isn’t President Hillary Clinton. How could the Real Americans on the right and the Anti Establishment Voters on the left have been so wrong?

    • Robert Anthony

      Some of us are too horrified to laugh. But don’t be too hard on yourself as an American… because “Where there are humans, there is stupidity”, and that is universal law that can be applied to every nationality. The reign of the orange baboon is just the USA’s wake-up call. All nations need to educate our youth, and nurture empathy so hate and ignorance die on the vine.

    • ChrisMorley

      That’s just one float. There are loads of others not taking the piss out of tRump and guns. Enjoy those:

      Fantastic floats at the Carnival of Viareggio – photo essay

      The 144-year-old Carnival of Viareggio in Tuscany is one of Italy’s most spectacular street events. Photographer Christian Sinibaldi captured the preparations and the parades of floats and giant papier-mâché effigies which continue to draw crowds
      https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2017/feb/14/fantastic-floats-carnival-of-viareggio-photo-essay

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    It’s very tacky.. seems an appropriate description of our country right now.

    • thatotherjean

      Skewering the US voters who elected rich asshole, the country they think they live in, and the man they elected. Spot on! Well done, Viareggio! We are so screwed.

  • ByronK

    The shooting gallery is a nice touch.

    • Nychta

      And the Native American in a cage….

      What a vision of horror. If there are kids at the festival they’ll probably wake screaming in the middle of the night. Or maybe I will.

      • Todd20036

        Been there. Done that. Different scenario.

  • JoeMyGod

    Just noticed they also play the US national anthem. Can anybody translate the announcer for us?

    • BobSF_94117

      …coming into piazza Mazzini another big first-class float, that from Umberto and Stefano Ciclini?? (I think he says they won first prize last year) who, for this year, present us with Bang Bang. An America that elected Donald Trump … there are those who fight for constitutional rights … fire… consequences for the courts and for the press. long list of crimes and incidents… pistols and guns as though we were in a modern saloon of the far west. Donald Trump… symbol of all this.

      I don’t do well with screamed Italian, and Italians do like to scream. 🙂

      • Do Something Nice

        Paisano: Itsa Banga Banga!

      • JoeMyGod

        Thanks Bob!

      • William

        Such clever people hang out here!

  • Sam_Handwich

    it’s not often you see something like that

  • Kruhn

    That krewe (whatever they call them in Italy) should win the first prize. Awesome as hell.

  • Gustav2

    This just in:

    Because of the float, Trump declares war on radical papists and bans them from entering the county.

  • Michael R

    There’s a person on the front of the hair !
    (Easy to see in the middle of the video )
    Scary , it looks like it will fall over .

  • Tiger Quinn

    In case you were wondering how all that rah rah America stuff plays overseas.

    • Todd20036

      Actually, it doesn’t play very well in America outside of the Nazi circles.

  • Tawreos

    How long before he threatens to bomb Italy for this slight?

  • Joe in PA

    Subtle.

  • Blake Mason

    Trump just ordered it for his re-election rally.

    • bambinoitaliano

      I hope they ship this over to be in the rally.

  • Do Something Nice

    HOLY FUCK!

  • Stubenville

    NEEDS MOAR ORANGE1!1!1!1!1!

  • OdieDenCO

    Liberty on a surfboard with an assault rifle

  • Sam_Handwich
  • mpatreyu
    • David Milley

      “Behold my works, ye mighty, and despair!”

      • Pat

        Speaking of which, it was a real lost opportunity not to have the noted thespian Scott Baio reading “Ozymandias” at the inauguration.

        • Dazzer

          So cruel.

          Have an Old Fashioned on me.

          • Pat

            Why, thank you!

        • David Milley

          (shudder) Maybe for the coronation. Or the deification.

          • Pat

            Like Caligula was deified? And remember what happened to him!

  • Do Something Nice

    And this is another example of things that are better in Europe: Parades. I was just recently at an awesome parade in Barcelona and it took me a while to digest that there was NO CORPORATE BRANDING AT ALL.

    • barrixines

      Have you not noticed that there is relatively little public advertising in Barcelona compared with other cities? Very few billboards, little or no advertising on public transport (or very focused on/disguised as tourist information. I am always struck these days on the rare occasions I go back to London by the hellish visual noise of advertising.

      • Do Something Nice

        Yes. Oh and television too. Here in the states it is fucking adverts ever 5-7 minutes on every show. In Spain, it seems about every 20-30 minutes.

        • barrixines

          Hmm they might only be every twenty or thirty minutes but the ad breaks can last up to twenty minutes at a time (admittedly not on the Catalan stations nor TVE but all the Berlusconi owned channels – which is practically every other station). My tv has been unplugged for three years now and I was thinking of throwing it out the other day. Of all the things that I do love and appreciate here, Spanish TV is not one of them. Italy is still out in front with the worst TV in Europe but Spain with its shrieking prensa rosa/corazon style programmes (ie usually six “blondes” on a panel with bad plastic surgery looking at three seconds of pap footage of another woman so they can bitch about her plastic surgery for up to five hours at a time) is not far behind.

          • Do Something Nice

            No TV? How do you keep up with Salvame and First Dates?

            I mostly watch BTV because it is interesting and helps me learn Catalan and to learn Spanish slang and about Flamenco music, I listen to Radio Teletaxi, which embarrasses my husband. But late at night it is interesting, with old folks, truckers and late-night immigrant workers calling in, leaving their cell phone numbers for hookups or requesting some interesting music. It was the first time I heard anyone say ‘no tengo el chi chi para farolillos,’ so it is educational.

          • barrixines

            The only programme on TV I liked was Cine del barrio (Saturday afternoon movies featuring truly terrible old Spanish comedies usually about a ye-ye singing virgin from Madrid who ends up in a terrible mix up in a Marbella hotel with a trouserless priest) but I was shamed out of watching it by people of taste and discernment.

            And one very interesting thing I learned from the hook up ads is basically there’s a hell of a lot of straight guys here who like a big pair of tits but find everything below the waist completely negotiable.

          • Jon Doh

            Sounds like my mother back in the day critiquing the solid gold dancers.

    • Joseph Miceli

      Um…I live here in New Orleans and I don’t think I’ve seen a corporate logo on a parade float, ever.
      Is that a real thing in other places?

      • Do Something Nice

        Yes. Excessively so.

      • Rick Zajac

        Every single Thanksgiving Day Parade float in Detroit is sponsored by some corporation or business entity and their name is prominently displayed. I hate it but it’s the only way they can keep things running every year.

      • TuuxKabin

        Carnival in Mérida, Yuc., Mx is all Corona, Sol and Bimbo along with other Mexican corporate sponsorship.

  • JeffreyMGr

    Shouldn’t the cowgirl be peeing on him?

    • mpatreyu

      LOL!

    • Joseph Miceli

      You win!

  • olandp

    That float is amazing. When a country with a government as screwed up as Italy is laughing at us in such a public way we are truly fucked.

  • Cuberly

    Trumpanzees: “I don’t get it. Looks fine to me.”

    • Megrim Twist

      IKR?

  • Guest666

    in addition to the political commentary that float is just plain fucking awesome!

  • canoebum

    The cowboy is Vegas Vic, a famous neon sign in Las Vegas, as is the cowgirl as well. I can’t remember her name.

    • Sam_Handwich

      Vegas Vanka?

    • BobSF_94117

      Suffering for decades under the oppressive yolk of socialism, with its cruel imposition of six to eight weeks of paid vacation a year, a stunning number of Italians have actually been to Las Vegas and would recognize the sign.

    • Cousin Bleh

      Her name is Vegas Vickie. She’s part of the sign at the Glitter Gulch strip club.

      I like that they gave her buck teef.

  • PickyPecker

    Just gotta wonder if dRUMPf’s handlers even let him see this sort of thing.

    • Pat

      The edited version – the Native American in a cage and the scapegoat targets. He’d like those parts.

    • bzrd

      at the rear of the float, “Make Carnival Great Again”

  • Pat

    Laughing because they skewered him royally, right down to the scapegoat targets but crying inside because of what this pos did to our country in just 3 weeks.

    • RepublicansRNotConservative

      Well, we deserve it. Its been years of effort by the Right Wing Nut Jobs to get us to this point. They’re just tools of our opponents.

      • Pat

        Yep. Still sad, though. Hope enough of the country has finally woken up but a quick scroll through Fox’s twitter mentions sort of shoots that down.

  • Jon Doh

    It’s missing a likeness of Kellyanne throwing pitchforks full of shit into the crowd.

  • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

    And the trumpanzees cheered at this beautiful tribute. They see it as proof that 45 is uniting the world behind him.

  • safari

    That’ll haunt my dreams.

  • Stogiebear

    Big. Loud. Vulgar. Perfection!

    • David

      It’s amazing.

    • RepublicansRNotConservative

      And a couple of hot cowboys

    • -M-

      The hair flap. The shooting gallery.
      Bravo.

  • royinhell

    The music is brilliant as well: The Star Spangled Banner; America (West Side Story); Sing, Sing, Sing; the “Charge!” riff from baseball stadiums; Born in the USA; Born This Way; Thank God I’m a Country Boy; and most apropos: American Idiot
    Did I miss any?

  • Gil

    The amount of creativity, work, and expense that went into that……Pure genius…

    • CanuckDon

      I could spend all day perusing the thought and creativity that went into it.

  • David Reid

    I was in the South of France the other day and one of the festival floats was Trumps head surrounded by giant hairdryers. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7fcd129be41ad5be0ecaea91d51f40b5ca2c36a8920e176b94f12070dc167a24.jpg

    • bsinps

      The hands are too big

  • SLK in SF

    Wonderful!

    Off-topic but I’m dying to share this: https://twitter.com/L0USER_/status/831705962067087361

    • Dirk Prophet

      You know there had to be more than a few.

    • safari

      I’ve seen enough amateur porn to know this isn’t that rare.

    • William

      Cousin Derek looks even better out of his Wranglers.

      • SLK in SF

        I had a cousin like that but his name wasn’t Derek. 😜

    • Professor Barnhardt

      Wrangler butts drive u nuts?

  • denbear

    Jihadie dressed as Lady Liberty with an AK instead of a torch on a surfboard riding the wave of Trump’s hair. And there’s more, so much more.

  • BostonBud

    Talk about being a laughing stock all around the world. (hangs head in embarrassment for US)

  • Dirk Prophet
    • Homo Erectus

      Gotta love the hands!

  • cleos_mom

    Glad someone is doing that. If anything like it goes down here, get ready for the pious calls to “have some respect for the office” or that reliable standby: “come together (and not in a fun way)”.

  • barrixines

    I don’t believe a single person associated with making that float was working on the idea Italy is so much better. So collectively the US’s skirt has blown up in the wind and we’ve all seen your fat arse. Welcome to the club. Of course Trump is a million and one terrible things and I hope this period soon passes. But what you take from it could be useful. One thing that struck me watching your election process is how even the good guys endlessly mythologise about how your country is number one in the world. Which really ignores a lot of the things that, even when you have been at your best, are significantly shittier than a lot of places. (And honestly I say this from a place of empathy coming from the UK which still has its factions still trading in delusions of Empire). I know this is all a bit embarrassing right now for you good folk but those guys and gals on the float in Italy have been there already and they are with you not against you.

    • Joseph Miceli

      Thanks. I was laughing at that float and Trump’s discomfort until I realized that this is what people in other countries think ….not just of Trump…but of the people who VOTED for him!
      I am so embarrassed, but as you said, Italy has been there before. I think most countries have. Maybe it’s just our turn.

      • paganguy

        Maybe it’s the wake-up call some still need.

    • Do Something Nice

      And yet Las Vegas, the symbol for everything wrong in our culture and well represented in the float in the video, is usually the top US destination for European tourists. I don’t know if they are there to gawk or if they really like it.

      • barrixines

        I think a lot of them genuinely do like it. I don’t know why Europe is seen necessarily as a bastion of good taste. The history of the continent in the twentieth century should disabuse anyone of that notion.

      • Dazzer

        I have been to Las Vegas once. You’d need the entire Nevada National Guard to drag me back – and even then I would claw up the roads trying to escape.

        I know some people love it, but my world was never designed for that much neon.

        It took me two weeks to get over the headache – and I hadn’t drunk a thing.

    • Goodboy

      Since Cheetolino is a popular name for trump most would probably agree with that.

  • paganguy

    Well that sums it up: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. As far as much the world is concerned, we’ve managed to live down to our stereotypes.

  • Charlie

    yep! Proud to be an American…

  • safari

    I want to post Prisencolinensinainciusol, a song written by an Italian artist to sound to Italians like American English but is gibberish:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G96luhHhxnI

  • Acronym Jim

    There are a lot of things going on on that float. Note, Liberty is waving around an assault rifle and riding a surfboard.

    I’m not sure what the blue hair on the “bordello’s” working girls are supposed to signify. At first I thought they were all dressed as Thing One and Thing Two.

    • -M-

      Their hair sort of has a tricorn feel, maybe? Their look works in any case.

      What’s the red thing at the desk in front of them?

      • Acronym Jim

        I believe that is the hostesses check in desk. It looks like there is a list of prices posted on the front.

    • Gianni

      I saw a lot of messages and symbolism in all the things going on on the float.

  • Halou

    I am so looking forward to seeing this year’s Soft Power Index.
    Here is the review of last year: http://softpower30.portland-communications.com/ranking/

  • JoeMyGod

    I just noticed that Trump’s hair lifts up to show his bald head. Heh.

    • -M-

      It does that on the float too.

  • Do Something Nice

    I think there are more or more to come:

    “BETWEEN CLOWNS and Klansmen, the new U.S. president will be shown in allegorical floats in Europe’s largest carnival. . .

    Five different caricatures will see him as a clown or an anti-immigrant hooded tyrant.”

    https://independentaustralia.net/art/art-display/donald-trump-stars-at-the-carnival-of-viareggio,9991

  • JWC

    This is what the world thinks of YOUR President sort of a poke in thre eye for AMERICA

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    It’s brilliant! The satirical, over the top characterization of America is brutal, but within it is a great deal of truth….where Trump and the GOP are concerned. In truth, this is what Trump has done to the reputation of a nation that did not actually choose him to be president. That’s the bitch of it, he embodies all that is wrong in America and that’s what the world is seeing. We know better, having many great friends and family stateside. Alas, until he and GOP are expunged, this is the new reality; a painful reflection of the madness now infecting DC and the U.S.

  • Joe Lumello

    Nailed it.

  • Professor Barnhardt

    “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” … Benny Goodman … many, many other snippets. Also, Lady Liberty is standing on a surfboard. They thought of everything, except for fall protection, unless Lady Liberty is tied off, and I can’t see it.

    • TuuxKabin

      Yeah, I was looking for what’s supporting Lady Liberty to keep her secure. What a production. Makes 20th Century Fox’s Cleopatra’s entry into room seem tame in comparison.

  • EqualityForAll

    We need to bring that float to this country!

  • RichW

    I feel as though I should put an “I’m sorry my country elected an idiot… and I didn’t vote for him” post-it note in my passport, to apologize when I travel internationally that the Repubithugs brought a confederacy of dunces to the White House.

  • Gianni

    I notice the Statue Of Liberty isn’t waving a torch around. it’s a gun. Interesting that America has always taken a lot of slams, in fun and otherwise, but our President has inspired a whole new level of mockery. Seems they’re fascinated with the Old West and cowboys and Indians.

  • Homo Erectus

    Trump’s so vain he probably thinks this parade is about him.

  • JCF

    So happy to share this!

  • fuzzybits

    Make Carnival great again!

  • Hector Herrera

    How does it feel to be the laughing stock of the world?