A Democratic representative compared Donald Trump’s America to Stranger Things‘ frightening parallel dimension the Upside Down in congress yesterday (February 17).
David Cicilline, a representative for Rhode Island, even made a sign saying “Trump Things” in the Stranger Things font to add a visual to his analogy.
“Mr. Speaker, like the main characters in Stranger Things, we are now stuck in the Upside Down,” Cicilline told the house. “Right is wrong, up is down, black is white. The White House deceives the American people — the American public — for weeks about their contacts with Russia, but an attorney general who followed her conscience is fired.”
He continued: “Executive orders are signed to ban Muslims in order to keep us safe, while top security, National Security conversations are held out in the open. President Trump showers praise on a thug like Vladimir Putin, while threatening and bullying our longstanding allies. President Trump signs an executive order to spend $20 billion on a border wall, while Flint, Michigan still goes without clean drinking water.”
Cicilline dropped yet more Stranger Things references later in his address, saying: “Mornings might be for coffee and contemplation, but Chief Jim Hopper is not coming to rescue us. This is not a TV show, this is real life.”
“We have a president unlike any we have ever known, and like Mike, Dustin, Lucas, and Eleven, we must remain focused on the task at hand, and hold this administration accountable, so we can escape from our own version of the Upside Down,” he added.
Watch his Stranger Things-themed address below.