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The Handmaid’s Tale Is Even More Chilling When Trump Is the Commander

The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu’s adaptation of the dystopian novel by Margaret Atwood, has quickly become the go-to cautionary tale for opponents of Trump’s America. Women have dressed up in the show’s iconic red robes and white bonnets, worn by a sect of women who are treated as property under a patriarchal theocracy, to protest anti-reproductive rights legislation around the country. Meanwhile, our current president has a history of sexism that goes back several decades and is currently informing his policies both at home and abroad.

Whether you think we’re headed for the future Atwood described or you believe the comparisons are too ludicrous to be taken seriously, this Funny or Die video that imagines Trump and Melania in Gilead is so well-edited that you still may not know whether to laugh or shudder. (Just make sure you stick around for the ending.)

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