TVT’s favorite “Reasonable Republican” and (the only) Donald Trump supporter (in Hollywood), Mr. X called in. He gave his very own take on 16-year-old climate activist, Greta Thunberg, who was named Time magazine’s “Person of the Year.”

When asked for his opinion on Greta in general, Mr. X surprisingly revealed that climate change is an issue he tends to veer left on: “I know it’s very ‘un-Republican’ of me, but I agree with her opinions. I’m sure she’s a nice girl, but she just rubs me the wrong way. I wonder if she started off with good intentions, and the media seized on it, and now it’s become disingenuous.”

Shapiro immediately pointed out how “beyond inappropriate” it was that Trump went after Greta, a teenager with Asperger’s, on social media. Mr. X agreed Trump was “an idiot” for attacking a young kid: “Who cares about this girl? He should stay focused on doing good things as President that he’s been doing, and ignore all of the nonsense.”

Mr. X also agreed that Trump needs to avoid Twitter all together, and stop engaging in these petty squabbles with celebrities. Sharp brought up that he wouldn’t mind seeing a Trump and Robert De Niro Twitter war. Mr. X joked that with Trump’s frequency of Tweets, he imagines him stepping out of the Pentagon, with the top order of business being: “Did you see what De Niro just Tweeted?”

Shapiro then took the imaginary Trump-Twitter scenario to the next level: “He must be hurt by Melania not wanting to hold his hand, or sleep in the same bed with him. I picture him sitting on the crapper after a fast food binge of Taco Bell and KFC. He’s on Twitter, and he’s very impulsive and lashing out at the world to make up for his own insecurities.”

To then distract from that extremely gross image of Trump taking a dump, Shapiro switched the conversation back to Greta. He opined that 75% of the reason she blew up in the media, was a direct result of Trump attacking her. Shapiro went as far as implying Greta would’ve been a flash in the pan, and “maybe been in the news for one day.” 

Shapiro gave credit where it was due, noting that Greta handled the social media attack with grace. He feels Greta demonstrated more maturity than our very own “idiot in chief,” who acts like a 2 year-old.

Despite her maturity with the Trump situation, the TVT crew agreed this was, most likely, just a shameless publicity stunt by Time magazine. Mr. X chimed in that if Time truly wanted sensationalism, they should’ve gone with someone like Jussie Smollet. But vicious Trump Tweets ultimately won out, and Greta seized the crown.

This opened up a great question for the TVT crew, if not Greta, than who should’ve received the “honorary” title of Person of the Year? Mr. X pointed out that he doesn’t even think Time magazine is “a thing” anymore, which lends credence to the argument that this was all just a media push.

Mr. X voted for, of course, his dear boy Donald. (Shapiro immediately claimed this made him want to throw up.)

Sharp threw in Meghan McCain, and questioned whether the title could’ve also been given to a dog. (Too easy, that joke just writes itself).

Shapiro decided to make a statement. He picked “the average blue-collar guy who saves lives”- like a police officer, firefighter, or any hero that stops a mass shooting.

How about voting Mr. X as “TVT guest of the year,” for always keeping things real, even when it comes to Trump talk. Despite his political leanings, Mr. X offers TVT fans a balanced perspective (even with Shapiro throwing up in his mouth over Trump being Mr. X’s “Person”). 

Well, one thing is for sure- we all lost our lunch after that “picture Trump Tweeting on the crapper” comment. Climate change is real, and so is regret over having that visual in our minds. Thanks Shapiro.

Melissa Vegas

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