‘Billionaire? Please’: Family Guy mercilessly mocks Donald Trump and shows Meg being GROPED by the President after Peter is appointed press secretary – but audience is divided over the episode
- The feature episode of Family Guy also showed a number of Trump’s inner circle
- Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner and Mitch McConnell were all caricatured
- The episode provoked a predictably mixed reaction from the show’s viewers
Donald Trump has been targeted in a controversial episode of Family Guy which shows the President groping one of the key characters.
In the episode, entitled ‘Trump Guy’, everyone in the President’s inner circle is taken down with damning caricatures – including Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
The episode’s plot sees the show’s main character Peter Griffin hired as Trump’s press secretary in Washington.
An animated version of the President was shown groping one of the female characters, Meg Griffin, inside the Oval Office
After bumping into Ivanka at a White House dinner, Peter’s daughter Meg is introduced to the President, who is shown groping her in the Oval Office.
The incident is an apparent reference to the infamous 2005 Access Hollywood tape, a secret recording in which Trump was heard saying he liked to ‘grab women by the p****y’.
‘The only point in using Meg was to show that men like Trump can attempt to prey on vulnerable people,’ Rich Appel, the shows Executive producer said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
‘It’s clearly offensive and gross and not appropriate.’
According to Appel, the producers didn’t want to show the actual groping moment and instead opted to focus on the family’s reaction to it.
‘We wanted to touch on this aspect of Trump’s public face, without putting Meg in too compromised a position,’ Appel said of his animated star.
Vice President Mike Pence was also featured crouching behind a desk in a Gollum-like pose
Ivanka Trump was also portrayed during the show as she said of her father: ‘He’s kinda like my boyfriend’
At one point, while offering Meg a makeover, Ivanka says: ‘When I’m done with you, you’ll be pretty enough to marry an Orthodox Jewish son of a felon who’s too stupid to get into Harvard the normal way.’
Meg replies, ‘And whose voice is way higher that you thought it would be?’ Right then, Kushner walks in and in a child’s voice says, ‘Hi, honey. Ready for dinner?’
In another scene Peter mock’s Trumps fortune, saying: ‘Billionaire? Please. You’re worth $700 mil on the high side.
‘And most of that is borrowed or tied up and underwater. That’s why you ain’t releasin’ your taxes, Trump. You’re cash poor!’
The episode ends with a minute-long fight between Peter and the President around the landmarks of Washington.
In the past, Family Guy has also mocked Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
The show concluded with a minute-long brawl between Peter Griffin and the President
The episode proved controversial on social media, with some users slamming Family Guy’s representation of Trump.
‘Family Guy is violating and his family rn. How did Fox approve this?’ one user wrote.
While another said: ‘Political comedy has hit a new low.’
But most Twitter users heaped praise on the depiction of the President.
One user tweeted: ‘Sad situation we’re in. But so funny at the same time…’
And another commented: ‘This episode may be the only good thing to come out of the entire presidency.’