Airbnb To Troll Trump During SOTU [VIDEO]

CNBC reports:

Airbnb has been one of the most aggressive corporate critics of the current administration’s policies. Tuesday, ahead of President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, it’s making another very public political statement.

The home-sharing start-up will be running a six-figure ad on some cable networks that plays off Trump’s alleged “shithole” comments — and promotes Airbnb’s business in Haiti, El Salvador and Africa.

The commercial running Tuesday — on networks including MSNBC, CNN, Fox, Univision and Telemundo — follows other public moves by the company. Last year it opposed the president’s travel ban in a Super Bowl commercial and pledged to kee

  • Leo
    • Butch

      He really is looking rode hard and put up wet, isn’t he? What a slob.

      • Cackalaquiano

        Dude, that expression! I’m totally stealing it.

        • Butch

          I’m a farm guy; it’s an old expression referring to a horse that’s been ridden hard and then stabled without adequately cooling it down. Glad you like it!

    • Lazycrockett

      This is why I’m thinking of skipping the whole post speech stuff. Unless Stephan Miller puts a couple “Nazi” and “White power” somewhere in the text I get the feeling the media is going to be very kind.

      • Bambino

        Rest assure a few douchebags will be doing the okay signs at the camera tonight.

      • Gustav2

        The pre-SOTU on MSNBC has been, “Just because he can read a teleprompter tonight” doesn’t mean he isn’t an asshole.

        • Bambino

          Imagine someone rig the prepared text and put it on the teleprompter. That will be one embarrassment he can’t recover from.

          • Treant

            “I’m currently asking ICE to pick up all the n* and s*. They’ll be killed by morning.”

          • Bambino

            Even a simple My fellow Russians between the text is suffice.

          • BearEyes

            A well placed heil putin would have everyone in kittens

        • AC

          lesser

        • Steve Smith

          Maybe the wholspeech on the teleprompter will still be in the original Cyrillic script.

    • Bambino

      The script has already been written for Faux news to give a glorified praise to the jester of the century. Sean Hannity already wet his panties many times over.

    • safari

      Now Nancy, you told us to all be respectful of this farce.

      • Gustav2

        {sniff} blah blah blah {sniff}

      • Treant

        She did specify “during” the speech. This is before. Wait until after and the snark will flow free.

    • juanjo54

      yup

    • JCF
  • Sam_Handwich

    cool ad!

    • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

      Someone actually watched the ad before posting? Take my upvote 😉

      Edit: the ad is great. They know their customers and that the deplorables are afraid to travel

      • Paddycakes2001

        The deplorables don’t have passports & never will.

  • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

    Anyone wanna a bet that trump will blame Obama for the drop in the stock market today?

    I hate to say it, but a substantial correction in the market may be the only thing that saves this country. Money is their god

    • Bambino

      I’ll bet on Hillary reading of Fire and Fury at the Grammy will be the cause of it.

      • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

        He will blame it on the distraction of the baseless and corrupt Mueller investigation and the criminals in congress will circle the wagons. Just watch

  • Sam_Handwich

    o/t

    the Dow is down about 400 points

    #winning

    • safari

      I kind of want to see a small panic tomorrow so we can tie it to Donald’s SOTU.

      • Tulle Christensen

        Well you know what to do safari, since these days most selloffs start with an automate trade.

    • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

      I posted this below but I will repeat:

      I hate to say it, but a substantial correction in the market may be the only thing that saves this country. Money is their god

      • safari

        It will be the only way to crack Donald’s 35% approval rating

        • Bambino

          His base has no money.The billionaires are just taking advantage of his policies. Those in the middle will suffer which is the intended target.

          • Leo

            No no. No no. At least a fourth of that 35% are doing just fine and love Trump’s divide and conquer distractions.

          • Bambino

            They are just enjoying their emotional masturbation of rage. Nothing else.

          • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

            All economic groups of WHITE PEOPLE voted for him. That his base is only working class is one of the great deceptions by the media

      • BearEyes

        And we’re kind of overdue

        • Dreaming Vertebrate

          The bear has woken and is hungry!

          • BearEyes

            This bear is always hungry
            Oh, wait….

    • safari

      Most of it seems to be from overnight trading.

  • Lakeview Bob

    Very cool.

  • Sam_Handwich
    • Tread

      Texans hate rich New Yorkers.

    • KevInPDX

      Alaska, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming have so many awesome attributes but their politics isn’t one of them. What ever happened to the NDP force in Alaska?! Did they go tea bag/populist/Drumph?

      • Gustav2

        I can always tell when Tom Brokaw has been at his Montana ranch when he is on TV. Some of the crazy rubs off on him until he has spent more time in his UWS neighborhood.

    • Treant

      Too High All Around.

    • JCF

      Texas goin’ purple y’all (or more accurately, mis amigos!)

  • TheManicMechanic

    This ad is awesome.

    • Just_reading_and_writing

      Meh

      • MatthewMidbury

        ***

  • Leo
    • safari

      Why would anyone vote for Nunes after all the shit he’s pulled this year?

      • Leo

        It’s Fresno.

    • Gustav2

      Mr or Ms No Name (D) is too close for comfort.

    • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

      Since Pete Wilson, brown folks are very participatory in the political process in California and are well represented in all levels of government in the state (and we’re more liberal than average). Except the Central Valley for same reason. We got to change that THIS YEAR

    • Publius

      It’s encouraging, yes, and kudos to CADEM for trying. But Visalia will go blue when pigs fly. I wouldn’t put too many resources into this race.

      • Tread

        Nope. We can’t with that kind of thinking. This is precisely the type of race we should poor money into because: 1. every race should have a Democrat in it; 2. Devin Nunes needs to be out on his fucking ear so he can’t hurt our democracy anymore.

        • Publius

          Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying the party shouldn’t challenge itself. I’m just suggesting the party should be focusing on races where the opposing party’s incumbent didn’t most recently win by 35 percentage points. There are plenty of closer races the party can look to flip. My motive here is just being honest with ourselves in terms of $ resources, and being realistic.

          • Tread

            Look at the state senate election that just happened in Wisconsin. Patty Schachtner won that race, 55% to 44% in a district that Trump carried by 17 points. I think if we get the messaging out there early and hit Nunes where it hurts (he’s undermining our country by hurting our intelligence agencies and helping a foreign agent). Nunes is ripe to go down in a stunning defeat. And he has to. He is literally hurting the country on purpose to protect Trump.

    • JWC

      I do not think Nunes has to even entertain winning once this next fiasco come to fruition

    • JCF
  • katkelly57

    Bravo Airbnb!

  • Tempus Fuggit

    It’s 2018; Airbnb aren’t a startup any more.

  • JWC

    Good !! it has been said that the best way to get Trump is a barrage of goading, personal attacks, cater to his weaknesses He can’t help but respond Just keep him busy on his Tweet machine

  • bkmn

    Not a big fan of Airbnb but I welcome all who want to take down Don the Con.

  • fuzzybits

    Right on Airbnb.

  • Gustav2

    Is it toooooo early to start the Drinking Game?

  • Lazycrockett
  • Lazycrockett
  • Chuck in NYC

    I keep equating SOTU with STFU.

    • Treant

      This time around, there’s no effective difference.

  • Jerry Kott

    T45 can only build walls and not bridges.

  • Ham
  • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)
    • Treant

      So I’ve assumed. I’m figuring a large explosion or small dirty nuke in a city (actually, not NYC; that would destroy the financial markets and ruin the fortunes of actual rich people).

      Or a concerted bombing of Federal offices that, coincidentally, don’t happen to have any Congresscritters in residence at that particular instant.

      • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

        It’s not out of the question. This Yale history professor thinks it will happen. The Prof is also a hot daddy lol

        https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YOqVW4etYo0

        • Treant

          I’d tap that. “Talk history to me while I blow you.”

          • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

            I haven’t listed to that video in a couple of months it’s fuckin scary

        • TuuxKabin

          If Maher would just stfu.

          • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

            I did enjoy his “and blame it on the Mexicans” and “their rallies are scary” quips

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Count
      on
      it

  • Just_reading_and_writing

    Screw airbnb. They’re part of the problem just like all profit-driven organizations.

    • MatthewMidbury

      Clang!

  • Bambino

    In the meantime Melonoma is exercising vigorously in her bedroom to make sure she does not look piss on tonight’s STFU live broadcast.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/061530f22ef8c22dccd281417c067b3c2774747fcc4b6fb9984fb5dca8d8878b.gif

    • Treant

      There’s an anti-Botox shot? ‘Cause that Melanoma looks rode hard and tossed wet on the floor like the whore she is.

  • Sam_Handwich
    • Treant

      Well, one’s kind of sane on a warm day.

      • Gustav2

        Which one?

        • Treant

          Pence. He’s half sane. Evil, but half sane.

    • safari

      Screams unity

    • PickyPecker

      Yup. I think ‘bright and optimistic’ when I see those mugs.

      • boatboy_srq

        Add “diverse” and “humane” (and possibly “human” – the Edgar suits don’t look like they fit so well) to that list.

    • Bambino

      My fellow Russians, Welcome to the State Of The fucked over Union.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • another_steve

    The monster’s comments about Haiti hit me particularly hard.

    Fresh out of college I had a government job in Brooklyn NY. It involved interviewing members of the public. My service area included a large Haitian immigrant population. These folks were some of the nicest, most kind and intelligent people imaginable. I spoke a little French and some of them so enjoyed it when I made a feeble attempt to say something to them in a language that vaguely resembled their own native language.

    Suck cocks in hell, Donald Trump.

    • AmeriCanadian

      Tu parles français? Oh mon dieu!

      • another_steve

        Un petit peu, cher ami. 😉

    • Just_reading_and_writing

      Haitians are awesome. I grew up in Miami and they were sooooooo much nicer than Cubans.

      • GanymedeRenard

        Not sure I agree, but hey, everyone’s experiences are different, which makes life more diverse. 🙂

      • JCF

        Haitians are people. Cubans are people. They should BOTH be welcome here!

      • MatthewMidbury

        Pow

  • 1980Gardener

    At first, I loved it, but now it rubs me the wrong way.

    When watching this, all I see is:

    – Let’s pretend to ignore all of the problems these countries have; and
    – Focus on how we, as tourists, may use these places as our playground.

    • Just_reading_and_writing

      They don’t care, it’s about THEIR vacay, baby.

      • MatthewMidbury

        Boom

    • GanymedeRenard

      You’re right to an extent. But, hey…

      1. Every country has its own sets of problems, which is quite obvious.

      2. I’m a gay man and would never patronize a place that I, beforehand, knew to be hostile to gay men*. My needs, however, are not the same as straight folks. Airbnb may be catering to them and to them only.
      —-
      *Edit to add: LBTQ folks by extension.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Great to see the market send the Dotard a great big FOAD for his SOTU speech!
    Hopefully the drop will reach bottom just in time for the midterms.
    (and then rebound thx to the blue tsunami)

  • GanymedeRenard

    Gooooood!

  • GanymedeRenard

    So far, I haven’t found a source where Cuban-Americans’ LOVE for trumpf is greater than Haitian-Americans’. Can you direct me to one, please?

  • GanymedeRenard

    It might be a typing error, but the link you provided takes me back to 2014.

  • Pip

    Good on them! We need more like this.

  • JCF

    I caught between chopping onions, and wanting to dance!

    Thanks, AirBnB.