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"Before he became the inciting incident in the post-apocalyptic thriller that is our age, Donald Trump spent most of his life cultivating the image of a disgustingly wealthy businessman and cameo-worthy celebrity. He was the rich bully of his time, inspiring many movies and TV shows to feature barely fictionalized versions of him as villainous characters meant to symbolize the greed and cynicism of 1980s capitalism. Interestingly, none of the following examples ever went so far as to imagine a future in which this character would become president."

The Trumplica is an often unflattering example of an Eccentric Millionaire that tends to appear in works of fiction made after 1980, designed after probably the most iconic (for better or for worse) of the decade's many corporate tycoons: Donald Trump.

Defining traits of the Trumplica include an extravagant fashion sense based more on flaunting wealth than looking stylish. Bouffant yellow hair is usually the defining part (although this hair may sometimes actually be a separate, distinct creature of some sort, such as a Puppeteer Parasite). In works published from the 2000s onwards, the large yellow hair may actually be a Dodgy Toupee, reflecting the real Trump's own hair loss around the same time and his use of toupees and/or bizarre combovers to cover it up. Other defining traits include a wealthy parentage (sometimes combined with Abusive Parents and "Well Done, Son" Guy), an attitude of a self-important blowhard (with Glory Hound traits mixed in sometimes), high celebrity profile, one or more wives young enough to be their daughter, transparent racism, misogyny, and classism, control over a major corporation (property development being the most likely), hedonistic depravity, and an insatiable urge to own more. From the 2000s onward, involvement in reality TV may also be a prominent trait, as are political ambitions as high as the Presidency.

More often than not, gold is their dominant colour. Their hobbies include playing golf, partying on yachts, and shooting exotic animals. Most examples are middle-aged at the youngest and overweight due to a lifetime of over-consumption, with these traits becoming more prominent the later the work is set (again, indicative of Trump's concurrent aging over the decades). May be Idle Rich, but are more often than not a prominent figure on their company's board of directors, in which case their catchphrase will definitely be "YOU'RE FIRED!" or some variant thereof. They will sometimes wear a fake tan, which in more comedic works may be bright orange. References to Oompa-Loompas as they appeared in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (due to their orange skin and bouffant hair, albeit green rather than yellow) may also be present in comedically-oriented works.

This trope experienced a revival after Donald Trump won the 2016 United States presidential election, spawning a new generation of Trumplicas that serve as stand-ins for the POTUS. Such portrayals tend to be extra-negative, owing to many prominent writers being in opposition to Trump's policies during his term. So if the character is a Presidential Trumplica, expect his portrayal to be a massive Hate Sink. Presidential Trumplicas share the conspicuous wealth and excessive consumption of earlier portrayals, but they will also be ultranationalist to a fault, typically espouse far-right views (usually comedic and/or satirical exaggerations of Trump's own), have an adversarial relationship with the press (despite loving the attention), and will demonize critics as liars and/or conspirators. Parodies of Trump's ostentatious speaking style, emphasizing his own wealth and supposed achievements in a distinctively repetitive manner, also tend to be more common with comedic post-2016 portrayals, largely due to this style making its way into his speeches and other public appearances as a politician.

A subtrope of No Celebrities Were Harmed. Obviously, if it's unambiguously supposed to be Donald Trump himself instead of a stand-in, that's The Cameo, Adam Westing, and similar tropes, not this one. If it's established that the real Trump also exists in the same universe as the Trumplica, you have a case of Expy Coexistence.

Compare with Upper-Class Twit, Corrupt Corporate Executive, Millionaire Playboy, The Caligula, A Nazi by Any Other Name, Mr. Vice Guy, Screw the Rules, I Have Money!, Insufferable Imbecile, Sub-Par Supremacist, President Evil, and Our Presidents Are Different.

Contrast with The Scrooge, who is far more miserly with their riches, and Bourgeois Bohemian, who prefers to live a less materialistic lifestyle in spite of their wealth.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • Valerie Simmons from Carole & Tuesday is a rich, conservative anti-immigrant politician running for president of Mars. Her official campaign signage and iconography also look very similar to Donald Trump's. However, she doesn't really have Trump's personality or way of speaking.
  • The main villain of Doraemon: Nobita's Dinosaur, Dolmanstein, a billionaire who collects dinosaurs and funds the operation of the Dinosaur Hunters in indiscriminate poaching of prehistoric animals, seems to have his appearance lifted from pre-candidacy Trump. Seen here.
  • The anime version of Gate shows the US president Dirren, who looks like a younger, thinner Trump, as a short-tempered and aggressive leader.
  • The anime adaptation of Gintama has a minor character has named Donald Zuramp-kun, the first Prime Minister of Japan. Though other than his name and the fact that's he a politician, he isn't as direct of a copy of Donald Trump as other examples on this page (also he insists that it's not even his name, it's Katsura).
  • One episode of Great Pretender sees Cynthia and Abby running a con on "Danny", an obese, blond, sexist Corrupt Corporate Executive who fired a single mother for refusing his advances.
  • In Himenospia, the POTUS is "Ronald Trampoline" who is the thrall of Serena, one of the antagonists of the series.
  • Rare gender-swapped example in Mujirushi: Le Signe des Rêves, by Naoki Urasawa. It has Beverley Duncan, a billionaire candidating for the presidency of the United States. She's described as "totally nuts, but seriously entertaining".
  • Nobuyuki Sugou from Sword Art Online is practically a parody of the younger 1980's era Donald Trump, being a creepy and sexist Corrupt Corporate Executive with an overinflated sense of self-worth without an inch of modesty & humility, wrapped in a tacky over-expensive suit & Slimeball haircut. Even moreso in his Oberon persona, where he is a bombastic, tantrum throwing blond autocrat who never takes responsibility for his own mistakes, abuses his authority & ruling his kingdom with an iron fist, additionally taking delight in humiliating & dominating beautiful young women, mainly Asuna but implied to have also done so to countless female AI.
  • Symphogear briefly shows the American president to be a heavy-set blond man playing golf. He tries to nuke Japan during the fourth season finale, causing further complications to the heroes' efforts. In the series finale, the same president briefly reappears during a global montage with his Blonde Republican Sex Kitten daughter standing behind him. In his speech, he tries to take credit for the global efforts to help defeat Shem-ha.

    Comic Books 
  • Batman & Poison Ivy: Cast Shadows (2004) has a Gotham City tycoon named Donald "Dan" Trimbel — whose logo is described as a gold T — who builds a massive skyscraper which casts shadows that block the sunlight from coming down on a large part of the city, including Arkham Asylum, causing Ivy to have a grudge.
  • DC Comics Bombshells: Harvey Dent's initial role as a bigoted, fascist candidate for mayor of Gotham City (due to being under Hugo Strange's mind control) is an unsubtle caricature of Donald Trump, including some direct dialogue quotations. Complete with a lampshading from the heroes when he uses "Make [X] Great Again" in a campaign slogan.
  • The fourth and final issue of Diablo House had a backup story titled "The Art of the Deal", where an unlucky author is hired by an unnamed celebrity chef to ghostwrite his book The Art of the Meal. The celebrity chef resembles a cartoonish caricature of Donald Trump and is shown to be crass, lazy, perverted and prone to insulting his subordinates and using ad hominem attacks on his opposition. The story ends with him becoming President of the United States and riding a nuke heading towards the country Dr. Strangelove-style, while the author who ghostwrote his book jumps out of his apartment window due to his horror at his actions making his client President.
  • A story from Disney Ducks Comic Universe, Gazillionaire's Luck, featured Scrooge McDuck against a fat, blond, millionaire business duck called Ronald Plump, who tries to get Scrooge's #1 Dime.
  • In Doomsday Clock the President is a more subtle example, being The Faceless but having Trump's mannerisms and self-confidence, at one point asserting that he's "done more for the country than Superman".
  • The graphic novel Dreadstar Returns features a villain named Plunddo Tram, an obese tyrant with orange skin and wild yellow hair as well as a name that is an anagram for Donald Trump. Shortly before executing Tram, Dreadstar rebukes him by listing the reasons he's a completely disgraceful failure as a leader, with some of the criticisms being overt parallels to criticisms of Donald Trump's actions during his term as President. He also happened to be accompanied by a spineless sycophant named Cepen, who is a blatant stand-in for Trump's vice president Mike Pence.
  • In The Family Trade, Stagger Berghardt is a blatant Trump expy, being a rotund, xenophobic populist demagogue who wants to "make the Float glorious again" by deposing the elites and kicking out immigrants.
  • In Harley Quinn, Richard Brand is a ruthless and corrupt real estate tycoon, and also the abusive father of Harley's initial enemy and later ally Harley Sinn, who bears a strong physical resemblance to Trump.
  • A brief instance of this in Hillbilly, when Esther attempts to unite the hill clans against the incoming invasion of wicked witches. One unnamed character, drawn to look an awful lot like Trump, keeps drowning out Esther's words with cries of "Fake! Fake!", to the laughter of a gang of sycophantic hangers-on.
  • One Mister Miracle story introduces "Travis Donald", a casino mogul who is very obviously modelled after Trump, including an exaggerated version of Trump's hairstyle.
  • In Ms. Marvel (2016), one-time Mayor Chuck Worthy has a number of Trump parallels, including his background as a real-estate developer, his use of "law and order" policies as an excuse to harass minorities, his campaign slogan of "Chuck Them Out!" (a parallel to Trump's "Lock Her Up" chant), and his army of followers in baseball caps. Unlike most examples, however, he is not visually modelled after Trump; he looks more like controversial Internet personality (and Trump supporter) Milo Yiannopoulos.
  • In Money Shot, President Luke Kirk is as vitriolic a Stock Parody of Donald Trump you can find. He is a towheaded capitalist who became President of the United States entirely on his fame and the support of regressive fundamentalists (who are willing to contradict themselves at the drop of a hat for his convenience). He makes various derisive comments towards women, socialists, Mexicans, gay people, experts and intellectuals, he makes impulsive legislation based on the whims of his fragile ego (confiscates Money Shot and forbids off-world travel after his own bad manners gets him electrocuted in the nuts by Bode Sosh'u Sinch), has severe Daddy Issues and has a bad habit of going in blind and cocksure, only to make the situation worse. However, he doesn't look much like Trump, being closer to the young William Shatner (an allusion to James T Kirk's popular (severely Flanderized) image as a macho thug deeply committed to Boldly Coming).
  • The Powerpuff Girls story "Micro Managing" has the Micro-Puffs (sprite avatars of the girls) bringing in a micro version of the Mayor to negatively influence him. When Ms. Bellum questions his behavior, the Micro-Mayor coerces the Mayor to fire her which he does the same way Donald Trump did on his reality show The Apprentice.
  • Scooby Apocalypse has Velma's corrupt businessman brother Rufus T. Dinkley who looks like a red-haired Donald Trump.
  • In the Shadowman series 4001 A.D.: Shadowman, there is Drub Tarley, a golden-haired blowhard who takes over the post-apocalyptic city of Gethsemane by stoking resentments about their peace treaty with nearby Sanctuary, wherein every year, three young people from Gethsemane must present themselves to Sanctuary in order to be sacrificed to maintain the mystical powers that protect both cities from the wasteland that surrounds them.
  • The Spider-Gwen Annual reveals that M.O.D.O.K.'s Earth-65 counterpart is named M.O.D.A.A.K. (Mental Organism Designed As America's King), who is a blatant parody of Trump because his face resembles Trump's and he intends on keeping Mexicans out of America. He almost quotes the "Make America Great Again" slogan before being knocked out by that continuity's Captain America.
  • Superman: Lex Luthor was reimagined for The Man of Steel in 1986 as a famous Corrupt Corporate Executive who liked to put his name on everything, instead of his traditional Mad Scientist persona. Word of God from John Byrne has confirmed that they based him on Donald Trump, but they also used Ted Turner and Howard Hughes for inspiration. Like Trump, Luthor aggressively markets his name and personal brand including living at the top of an eponymous skyscraper, Lexcorp Tower. The reboot also portrays Luthor as a lecher who has been married and divorced multiple times. Prior to slimming down in the '90s Lex's appearance is also much more obese. One comic, Lex Luthor: The Unauthorized Biography, even has a cover that directly references the cover to Trump's The Art of the Deal. Lex Luthor ended up becoming president in the DC universe in 2001, 15 years before his inspiration would follow suit.
  • "Thump the Orange Gorilla" is a pretty blatant one. Thump is a bad-tempered and violent orange Gorilla with Trump-like blond hair who tells the birds to go round the World Zoo and spread nasty stories about other animals. Apparently he likes going after big cats, a take on Trump's infamous Pussy-grabbing comment.

    Fan Works 
  • Child of the Storm has General Lukin as the head of the Red Room and main Arc Villain of the Forever Red arc in the sequel, stating that he would "Make Russia Great Again" and generally coming off as a psychotic fusion between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin with a side of General Ripper.
  • Halloween Unspectacular:
    • The story "The Calamiturian Candidate" from Lair of the Hack Writer is about Professor Calamitous and other villains working together to create an artificial human to run for President and be their puppet. He's described as looking ridiculously non-human, with weird skin and hair, and he wins over the crowd at a debate by making wildly nonsensical comments. Then he mutates into an Eldritch Abomination, and is defeated by a group of heroes.
    • The Story Arc that runs through Watchmeh and Blue Alert features President Fulton, a blatantly corrupt and racist blowhard who ends up selling out to PURITY.
  • Frederickson in the Worm fanfic It Gets Worse is a failed con artist who makes his living by supplying the Merchants with the ingredients for their drugs. He is grossly overweight, wears a terrible fake tan, and has a ridiculous combover hairstyle. During the fic, he receives a massive electrical shock, leaving him unable to say much other than parrot particularly nonsensical altered versions of Trump catchphrases.

    Films — Animation 
  • The Donkey King has Ronald Crump, a Donald Trump parody in hippo form who just appeared in one scene.
  • In Free Birds, The Big Bad president who made Reggie his dinner is a redneck version of Donald Trump.
  • President/Lord Business from The LEGO Movie has the bizarre hairstyle and is established as a wealthy, powerful and high-profile figure in his home city. Since the movie came out before Trump was announced as a presidential candidate, there's some Hilarious in Hindsight (though Trump had briefly run in both 2000 and 2012). Adding to the Hilarity: the executive producer of The LEGO Movie, Steven Mnuchin, became Trump's Secretary of the Treasury.
  • Mayor Phlegmming from Osmosis Jones.
  • While not one of the most evident examples, Jimmy Crystal, the main antagonist of Sing 2, has many traits commonly associated with this trope. He is a ruthless and wealthy businessman obsessed with his public image with a short temper, who despises any showings of what he considers weakness or failure. He owns a luxury hotel in a high rise called "Crystal Tower". He has a daughter whom he spoils, but that he ultimately sees as an extension of his own self. Finally, he works in show business and his method of selecting his next show is eerily similar to a reality show.
  • Lane and Irmgard Klaxon from Wendell & Wild, though only Lane physically resembles Trump, basically being a dark-skinned version of him. The two of them are Corrupt Corporate Executives who plan to demolish the town of Rust Bank to build a private prison complex that will ensure juvenile deliquents will never be able to succeed in life and will inevitably be re-imprisoned as adults. Also, they exclusively pay their employees in "Klax Kash".

    Films — Live-Action 
  • The Dutch movie Abeltje has a surprisingly subtle version in the character of Jozias Tump. If the name didn't already clue you in, he also physically resembles Donald Trump with a business suit, black longcoat, and a Dodgy Toupee, and he and the other main characters also visit New York City. Rather than a corporate tycoon with a massive business empire, he's a lowly and clueless moth ball salesman who later becomes the President of a Banana Republic when the leader of the junta forces him to become a figurehead. He still has a bit of an ego, but is ultimately presented as an honest man who's in over his head and really misses his wife.
  • The Donald character in An American Girl Story – Melody 1963: Love Has to Win is a thinly-veiled jab at Trump, down to the blond hair. Word of God has it that the racist bully Melody encountered was meant to be named Douglas, but a slip of the tongue led the cast to refer to him as Donald instead, intentional or not. At the time of Melody's release, the 2016 presidential election campaign was in full swing, and given the film's subject matter, it seems as though the writers wasted no time throwing not-so-subtle potshots at Trump who was a presidential candidate at the time.
  • Back to the Future Part II: In the alternate timeline, the 1985-A Biff Tannen's characterization is a cross between Donald Trump and Elvis. He's a casino mogul who lives in a Vegas-style skyscraper, has a wife with obvious breast implants, and sports blond-orange hair. This all gets combined with his Elvis-like clothing, mutton chops, and Southern-style entourage. Word of God also confirmed that Bad Future Biff was meant to be a caricature of Trump. Interestingly, the film depicts Biff as the de-facto ruler of Hill Valley and an influential kingmaker in the Republican party, long before Trump's ascension to the presidency. In this timeline, Nixon is still president, having been elected four times and seeking a fifth term in the 1984-A election. It is heavily implied (and confirmed in a comic spinoff) that Biff helped Nixon overcome Watergate and helped extend his presidency by repealing the 22nd amendment. Said comic spinoff also features Biff attempting to run for president in the 1988-A election.
  • It's surprisingly common for DC films to include caricatures of Trump as antagonists, even before he entered politics:
    • Max Shreck from Batman Returns was meant to be a parody of '80s-era Trump, with his puffy hair, flashy suits, and corrupt business practices. A Corrupt Corporate Executive in the true, Shreck believed that one could never have too much power, was very manipulative and treacherous toward Oswald Cobblepot, the Penguin, and was quite the sexist in regards to his personal assistant Selina Kyle. Shreck's treatment of both characters would come back to bite him hard, much more viciously in Selina's case.
    • Thomas Wayne in Joker was written to be a Trump-like character. He's wealthy and has political aspirations, but lacks the social graces expected of a political candidate. It's also heavily implied that the titular Joker is a product of an affair Thomas had with an employee over 30 years before the story began, but it's left ambiguous as to whether or not there's any truth to it. Perhaps to hammer this point home, they originally wanted Alec Baldwin (who had played a parody of Trump himself on Saturday Night Live) to play Thomas Wayne, before he dropped out due to scheduling conflicts with Motherless Brooklyn (a film mentioned elsewhere on this page).
    • Maxwell Lord in Wonder Woman 1984 is a tycoon with a garish fashion sense whose advertisements have a "greed is good" vibe. Lord is a surprisingly sympathetic portrayal, however; all he really wants is to make his son proud of him, but believes that he needs to be the best and have the most in order to be good enough. In-universe, it's highly likely that Lord was deliberately styling his public persona after Trump, both to make people think he's already a successful businessman, and to hide his very un-Trump-like background as the son of a poor Latino family (his real surname in this adaptation is Lorenzano). Diana convinces him to renounce his wish when he realizes his son is in danger, who then tells him that he's always been proud of him. Lord also survives the film, when most adaptations of the character are killed early on. Several reviews noticed the similarities:
      The Editing Room: Yes, this bombastic TV personality may talk a big business game but is just a bankrupt fraud, has Russian assistants, and you get the idea.

      Honest Trailers: Watch this Gal take down Max Lord, a blond-haired, orange-tanned conman, who can't be a stand-in for Donald Trump, because this one LOVES his son.
  • President Janie Orlean in Don't Look Up is a female example. It's implied that she was in show business before going into politics, her closest advisor in the White House is her incompetent son, her presidency is riddled with scandals, she's trying to appoint a dangerously unqualified idiot (himself a parody of both Joe Arpaio and Brett Kavanaugh) to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court, and she has an uncanny ability to get her base riled up to the point of rejecting the reality in front of their own eyes. She's even seen wearing a hat at one of her rallies (which provides a Title Drop) that calls to mind Trump's red "Make America Great Again" hats.
  • Lonesome Rhodes from A Face in the Crowd is an example dating back long before Trump himself. Once a drunk and disorderly poor man, Rhodes soon develops into a charismatic television personality with aspirations to become the "Secretary of National Morale". He is portrayed as a highly narcissistic man, high on his own fame and openly gleeful about selling bogus Vitajex pills. When his unpleasant personality becomes too much to handle, Marcia decides to take Rhodes down by turning on his microphone to show the whole world what he actually thinks of them. In the aftermath, Rhodes is reduced to an unhinged, drunken lunatic.
    Rhodes: Good night, you stupid idiots. Good night, you miserable slobs...
  • An unused concept for a third Ghostbusters movie would have had the gang go up against The Devil, who would be an expy of Donald Trump.
  • Daniel Clamp from Gremlins 2: The New Batch was originally intended to be a Trumplica, but instead the actor playing him decided to characterize Clamp as a generally decent businessman with some manchild tendencies. His insistence on colorizing old films makes him more reminiscent of Ted Turner, a similarly extravagant tycoon who divested his interests towards media, particularly the availability of classic movies.
  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle has the vile President of the United States, who decides to allow all junkies in the world to die and declare himself the de facto winner of the War on Drugs and essentially treats his Secretary of Press like a slave to the point she had to use drugs to deal with all of the workload (and when this makes her another of Poppy's victims, he's okay with letting her die). While the final cut of the film is rather subdued about it, deleted scenes made him an even more clear Expy of Donald Trump.
  • Knives Out has Joni Thrombey, a Gwyneth Paltrow-esque "lifestyle guru" who has the Trumplica's signature blond hair and fake tan. Despite the clear visual invocation, Joni claims in-universe to despise Trump and his politics, though this may be performative considering her actual racist attitude towards her father-in-law’s Latina nurse.
  • Construction mogul Moses Randolph, the villain of Motherless Brooklyn, is a dark version of this, being a power-hungry sociopath who is never satisfied with the power he has, and views minorities and anyone who isn’t part of the rich elite as lesser than him, and has made it so that he basically controls the New York City government. He even repeatedly proclaims he will make “this city great again!” in his speeches and is played by Alec Baldwin, who famously repeatedly did impersonations of Trump on Saturday Night Live and uses the speech patterns of the impersonation for his portrayal of Moses.
  • Ocean's Thirteen has Willy Bank, a crooked casino owner with a spray-tan who casually disrespects his employees and has a tendency for backstabbing his business partners.
  • Rush Hour 2: Stephen Reign is the owner of a hotel named after him, has a surname synonymous with a word meaning "great" or "powerful", is richer than Croesus and looking for more, and turns out to be a bad guy.
  • President Evil is a 2018 parody of Halloween (1978), with the resident Michael Myers expy wearing a Trump mask and motivated by extreme right-wing rhetoric to hunt black people, Hispanic people, Muslims and trans people.
  • In Sin City you have a rare twist on the trope where the character, Senator Roark, is a replica of Fred Trump rather than his son Donald. This is also unique to the film. In the comics, he is more of a Fat Bastard with a bulbous nose and a lazy eye.
  • In Super Mario Bros. (1993), Koopa is a tycoon with an idiosyncratic blonde hairstyle based in an alternate universe version of New York City. His fashion sense mimics Trump's, and he even has a "Koopa Tower" building situated in the middle of Dinohattan. The fact that he's an evolved Tyrannosaurus rex evokes Trump's image in the '80s as the archetypal Wall Street bully — the Tyrannosaurus rex is popularly thought of as the beastly king of the dinosaurs, while Trump and other Wall Street tycoons were notorious for ruthless business tactics.
  • You Don't Mess with the Zohan: Grant Walbridge is a loud obnoxious racist real estate developer trying to push people out of their neighborhood, while obsessed with garish displays of wealth including his supermodel girlfriends perfectly symmetrical breast implants. Unlike most versions, he's shorter than the protagonists, in reasonably good shape with an overall silver futuristic motif for his personal style and buildings.
  • Gunnar Eversol in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is a pretty blatant pastiche of Trump, down to the hairdo. The fact that he's played by 5'6" Toby Jones just drives the point home.

  • In Bewilderment (2021), the unnamed president is an uneducated, science-hating xenophobe who spends billions on border patrols and harassment of immigrants while cutting funding to everything else, especially anything related to astronomy or the environment. When he loses the election, he alleges voter fraud, and unlike the real Trump, he succeeds in getting another election, which he wins. He's also fond of writing capslocked social media posts with multiple exclamation marks per sentence.
  • In "The Boggart Fights Back" by Susan Cooper, the primary antagonist, Trout, is trying to build a resort in Scotland. Although Trout grew up in New York City, he has a Scottish mother who was born off the Argyll coast which is what drew him to Scotland. He also has "tremendous hair, just tremendous", a boat named "Trout Princess", gold Ts across all of his possessions, and refers to his Trout Tower in NYC. Cooper is on the record that it was inspired by the controversy and broken promises in the development of the Trump International Golf Links outside of Aberdeen.
  • The Destroyer took a shot at the man in #90, "Ghost in the Machine": Ronald Rrump, a narcissistic, failing businessman obsessed with putting his name and/or face on everything, and convincing people he's not actually going broke. (A running gag is that he tells people "I own [X], the man who owns [X] can't be broke" only to be told "Sir, you sold [X] last week".) When the building he's in (the Rrump Tower) becomes intangible (due to the unwitting acts of a very lost Soviet super-science agent in the telephone wires), he has the option to restore it to normal... but instead somehow decides it's a great idea to build another tower in the same spot and starts plans to do so, even though he and everyone else in the tower are basically ghosts.
  • The Golden House, by Salman Rushdie, has not one but two Trumplicas, representing different facets of the man as a New York business fixture and a presidental candidate, with one being Practically Joker for good measure.
    • Nero Golden is a nouveau-riche mogul, brash and vulgar, who enjoys a comfortable ultra-wealthy lifestyle even as his true net worth remains a mystery to the people of New York; in what business he originally made his fortune is also a well-kept secret, though he soon takes to real estate and begins to build personally branded towers across the city, more than a few of them with the aid of organized crime. Having a fraught relationship with his Eastern European trophy wife and three eccentric adult sons, Nero's primary fixation is on success and the appearance of it, and his whole life seems to be lived on borrowed time, as if he's forever dreading the consequences of his actions catching up with him. He and his children are also immigrants from Mumbai, with Nero having given them all new, classical-Roman names and the surname "Golden" just because he liked the connotations, referencing the Trump family formerly being "Drumpf" before they anglicized it.
    • Gary Gwynplaine is a psychotic presidential hopeful, whose bizarre hair — in his case, naturally green — has given him a fixation with the Joker that he plays up for his own amusement; beyond bleaching his skin, applying red lipstick and wearing purple tuxedos, he calls himself "Joker" and encourages others to do the same. Coming from the world of New York real estate as well (he owns the Midtown building Golden Enterprises is based in), but evasive about his past beyond what lies he himself offers, the Joker is a deeply cruel and malign figure that also proves entertaining enough in his pageantry to capture a significant swath of the American public. He's heavily implied to be an embellishment by the in-work narrator as a stand-in for Trump and a way to critique the 2016 election, given that the Joker is much more explicitly the man himself in all but name.
  • In Nancy A. Collins's Golgotham trilogy, a slimy real-estate tycoon named Ronald Chess surfaces in the last book as a minor antagonist (albeit one tied in with the greater plot) trying to buy up apartment buildings and gentrify the titular Urban Fantasy district. He's described as an unappealingly baby-faced man with a combover, is noted to have been described in the past as a "short-fingered vulgarian," and displays a massive sense of entitlement, a condescending attitude towards women, and little overall respect for anyone or anything aside from money.
  • In Millennium, Ivar Ohgren seems to be a Swedish-flavored version of Trump, being a crass, xenophobic bully whose wealth is all derived from his father and who has an obsession with proving that he's better than the "mixed-race" Leo Mannheimer (who is of Romani descent but was raised in a wealthy Swedish family), in much the same way that Trump is often perceived to be obsessed with comparing himself to Barack Obama. For an added parallel, Ivar's father was named Alfred, which is rather close to Fred, the name of Trump's notorious father.
  • In the Judge Dredd Year Two novella Alternative Facts, the main villain is a Trump expy named Jocelyn Piper, a crooked industrialist running for Mayor of Mega-City 1 under the slogan of "Make Mega-City 1 Work Again."
  • President Omega, the Big Bad in The Secrets of Supervillainy, book three of The Supervillainy Saga is a time traveling villain from the future with elements of Handsome Jack and Kang the Conqueror. However, he also has "a bad toupee and tiny hands" while making several quotes attributed to Trump. He's also a former Corrupt Corporate Executive who was previously the head of the Omega Corporation that is an Evil, Inc..
  • The Wild Cards series of superhero novels actually gives us a Trumplica that appears in each of the two major time periods associated with this character type. Duncan Towers first appears in a re-issue of a novel originally published in the 1980s with a couple of new stories. He is an egomaniacal New York millionaire that loves to flaunt his wealth. That was followed by an appearance in a new novel set in the present time. In the alternate history of the setting, Duncan Towers actually serves as the vice-president for a female President. They also both belong to the Liberty Party, a third party that has both a Libertarian wing (to which the President belongs) and a nativist, populist wing (to which Towers belongs). She is depicted more or less sympathetically, while Towers is a treacherous opportunist and a bigot.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Arrowverse:
    • Batwoman (2019) has Roman Sionis, who vaguely resembles Trump as he was when he first tried to get involved in politics: obsessed with law and order and constantly complaining about how Gotham is corrupt and how the cops need to be given more power. This version of Sionis also has a daughter whose beauty he enthusiastically promotes, much like Trump constantly raves about his daughter's beauty.
    • Metropolis real estate mogul Morgan Edge appears to have an extremely devoted fanbase in wide swaths of rural America, much like the real Trump, despite playing a key role in its economic decline, as this review of the pilot of Superman & Lois points out. He also harbors a hatred of the media...which is amusing, since the original Morgan Edge from the Superman comic books is a media mogul.
  • In Becoming Elizabeth the villainous John Dudley plots a coup so he can make England great again.
  • In The Boys (2019), Fake Ultimate Hero and blond malignant narcissist Homelander becomes more and more of a Trump analogue as the story progresses, offering the new Latino member of his Super Team whom he later murders to send a message to the man's mutinous ex-girlfriend taco bowls, ranting about his supposed "unfair treatment" by the media (on one occasion practically quoting Trump by berating a reporter for asking him a "nasty question"), accusing his ideological opponents of heinous acts, and painting himself as an anti-establishment figure despite it being common knowledge that he's a product of the establishment. Season 3 ultimately ends with Homelander murdering a protester who accidentally hit his son with a water bottle in full view of a crowd of his increasingly far right-dominated fans and they cheer the brutal execution, referencing a boast Trump made that his supporters are so unwaveringly loyal to him that they would condone him shooting an innocent bystander dead in broad daylight.
  • Castle had an Attention Whore billionaire owner of a beauty pageant named Victor Baron a.k.a. "The Baron", who cheats on his former beauty queen Trophy Wife with younger pageant contestants and describes everything as "very classy".
  • Coronation Street introduced in 2019 Ray Crosby, a real-estate tycoon and hotelier who's described as the richest man in Manchester. He's a sleazy underhanded businessman with a penchant for sexism, and sexually assaults Faye twice, in such a manner that it's implied he's done this to many others. He's also engaged in a scheme to buy out the street so he can bulldoze it and build a new hotel, with his attitude towards the locals being one of utter contempt behind closed doors. Also, he has strong elements of Harvey Weinstein, especially with the scenes where he's wearing a bathrobe in a hotel room.
  • The Doctor Who episodes "Arachnids in the UK" and "Revolution of the Daleks" feature heavyset, brash, corrupt American businessman Jack Robertson.
    • In the first episode, he’s attempting to build a luxury hotel in the center of Sheffield, and has lobbied the local government to waive environmental precautions, but unbeknownst to them, the waste company he's contracted with cut corners, meaning the hotel is built over a lab waste dump owned by him and his company that, also unbeknownst to them, hosts a Giant Spider race and its mother. The episode, however, reveals Robertson despises the real Trump and seeks to prevent his re-election in 2020 by running for President himself (so where his Strawman Political tendencies are concerned, he seems to be a dim-witted parody of businessmen such as Howard Schultz and Michael Bloomberg).
    • The second episode mentions that his presidential bid was sunk by the waste dump controversy, so he goes on a massive acquisition spree throughout Britain and makes a deal with a Corrupt Politician (who is likely an Expy of Theresa May, British Prime Minister throughout most of Trump's time in office, though she had resigned by the time the episode aired) in Parliament to mass produce Artificial Intelligence-powered versions of a Dalek shell one of his companies stole from the Government. One of his associates goes rogue, however, causing Team TARDIS to try to resolve that via Alien Invasion to bring about Enemy Civil War between the Daleks, but Robertson’s interest in profiting from the invasion by becoming The Quisling results in him selling out the Doctor to the Daleks and, when the Daleks are defeated, stealing the credit for foiling the invasion. He ends up fueling speculation that he may run in 2024, much like the real Trump (though of course this story was filmed before Trump lost the election). It's also heavily implied he is a tax dodger when the Prime Minister threatens to have the Treasury look into how much tax his companies pay in the UK, which alludes to Trump's rather dodgy tax records.
  • An episode of Eerie, Indiana has a demonic businessman who calls himself "The Donald" and brainwashes the town into buying on credit.
  • In Pose, Matt Bromley is an employee at the Trump Organization who basically serves as the series' proxy for Trump himself, being a boorish, sexist, racist asshole obsessed with increasing his money and status and avenging perceived slights.
  • Harold Gribble in Round the Twist and Bob Jelly in Seachange are more big-fish-small-pond varieties, due to both series being set in isolated Australian towns. Both are the wealthiest men in their towns, due to working in real estate and development and are set up as antagonists due to the locals objecting to their ambitions coming at the expense of the environment or the town's heritage.
    • Gribble's example gets oddly prescient in the season 2 finale "Seeing the Light", which sees him lose a senate election by a landslide and yet demand a recount "for the sake of democracy".
    • Interestingly, both characters have an arc that ends with them going up against a more villainous counterpart, namely Mr. Henderson in Round the Twist and Morton Tregonning in Sea Change, the latter being played by Mark Mitchell, the second Mr. Gribble.
  • Sherlock Holmes:
    • Culverton Smith, the Villain of the Week in the Sherlock episode "The Lying Detective". He's a vaguely defined businessman, implied to be a Corrupt Corporate Executive who often appears on posters, adverts and game shows, promoting his businesses. He's also a Serial Killer who has a compulsion to confess his murders due to the immense pride he takes in them and uses his Villain with Good Publicity status to hide his true nature from the public, being a philanthropist and charity runner. People watching the show thought Smith was based on Jimmy Savile but Steven Moffat has denied this, saying that Smith was based on the dark side of fame in general but especially Trump.
    • In Elementary, William Hull, who shows up in episodes in seasons three and four, is a burly, arrogant, New York-based real estate mogul and casino owner with ambitions to run for public office.
  • Although he's an Unseen Character in Space Force, POTUS has several Trump-like qualities, such as extensively communicating via Twitter, using derogatory terms to describe countries like India, and displayed nepotism in the form of having his wife design the new Space Force uniforms.
  • Averted by Stranger Things, who took great pains to clarify that despite the similarities, their corrupt politician character Larry Kline wasn't intended to be Trump. For what it's worth, Kline is depicted as an egomaniacal, performatively patriotic Corrupt Politician and yuppie prick who sports a distinctive blond comb-over and is in league with the Russians by way of a shady construction project. Make of that what you will.
  • The Ur-Example might be Walter Trump, who appears in a 1958 episode of Trackdown, a CBS western show. Walter is a con-man who bears a strong resemblance to Donald Trump's father Frederick, a notorious figure in his own right. He claims the town will be destroyed by a meteor shower and promises to build a magical wall to save them.
  • Veep has Jonah become more and more of a Trump parody as his political career gains a foothold. His family has major connections and was originally supposed to be a stand-in to keep a house seat warm while a relative was unable to campaign, but he manages to gain a tiny bit of notoriety through lucky incompetence and sympathy points after a testicular cancer diagnosis. He starts up a far-fetched presidential campaign where he starts screaming to crowds about random things that annoy him, which gathers a small but devoted following despite how nonsensical his anti-math, anti-Arabrants were. A happenstance incident where an Arab schoolteacher committed a mass shooting gives him just enough clout to be seen as a useful pawn for Selina, who selects him to be her Vice President in exchange for his endorsement. This decision drives a wedge between her and much of her current staff, and the Distant Finale shows that Jonah was impeached out of office (given it's Selina, she likely used him as The Scapegoat for something else).
  • Veronica Mars: While Richard "Big Dick" Casablancas wasn't originally envisioned as this during the original series, he becomes more Trump-like when he returns for the Un-Cancelled season 4. As a real estate tycoon who served time in Chino for fraud, he is now campaigning the county to repeal rent control with appeals to returning Neptune to its former glory, an era that Veronica and Keith both claim never existed to begin with. It becomes even more of a Take That! with the reveal that Big Dick has gone off the deep end and now resorts to terrorism to drive down property values.
  • HBO's Watchmen series also includes a fictionalised version of Trump's father, "Fred T", while flashing back to Hooded Justice's origin story (set in the 1930s). Like his real-life counterpart, Fred owns a grocery store, as well as at least one factory under the name "Fred T. And Son". The character is also involved with the Ku Klux Klan, and the plot of their Cyclops branch to mind-control black people into killing each other. In the end, Hooded Justice shoots him in the head.

    Music Videos 
  • "You and the Cockroach" by Hobo Johnson features a president who is "pudgy, orange, and has little sausage fingers" who causes the apocalypse due to an itchy trigger finger for nuclear weapons. The president is never named, but the music video for the song clearly depicts him as a caricature of Trump.
  • Moby's music video for "In This Cold Place" featured an animated Trump-like figure in the style of an 80s action cartoon who pilots a swastika/dollar sign Transformers-esque Humongous Mecha.
  • The music video for "Lavender (Nightfall Remix)" by BadBadNotGood & Snoop Dogg depicts a world in which society is divided between "doggs" and "clowns," commenting on black/white race relations in the United States. One scene in the video features a parody of Trump in the form of Ronald Klump, the leader of the clowns who leads a press conference at the "Clown House" calling for the deportation of the "doggs" (based on Trump's own campaign promise to deport all undocumented immigrants from the United States). Snoop Dogg's character fires a "Bang!" Flag Gun at Klump, and Klump is later seen in chains while Snoop and Jesse Wellens refuse to share their joint with him.note 
  • The video for Elvis Costello's "This Town" features an obvious Trumplica played by Mac McDonald.
  • Denki Groove's video for "Ningen President" features a Trumplica, presenting a tacky game show from behind a replica presidential podium.

    Puppet Shows 
  • Sesame Street:
    • A 1988 episode has a grouch named Ronald Grump who gets Oscar's consent to build Grump Tower (a tower of trash cans) on Oscar's property as long as Oscar gets to live there. It seems peachy at first but things go south when Grump stipulates after the fact that Oscar can't let his pets live there. Grump then demands 40 bags of trash to move the tower (which Oscar can't afford) so Oscar and the gang work together to collect 40 bags of trash to defeat Grump.
    • The series' 25th anniversary special, "Stars and Street Forever!" features (human) real estate developer also named Ronald Grump (Joe Pesci) as the special's antagonist. Grump's plan is to tear down Sesame Street so that he can build the Grump Tower. Everyone on Sesame Street protests the plan, except for Benny Rabbit, who wants to work as the tower's doorman. When Grump reveals that he was planning to build a robotic doorman for the project, Benny joins the rest of Sesame Street to protest Grump's plan. Grump ultimately abandons his plan when he realizes that Oscar's trash can is on city property, and Oscar refuses to move.
    • A 2005 episode features Donald Grump, the Grouch counterpart who also runs a vast business empire. As this is during the Apprentice era, Grump also tries to seek an actual apprentice by holding a series of challenges. Oscar, his girlfriend Grungetta, and a host of other Grouches sign up, but all of them get beaten in the challenges by Elmo. Grump promptly fires Elmo for being too helpful, and hires Oscar and Grungetta for being least helpful, only for the two to stage a coup against Grump.

  • Big Finish Doctor Who:
    • The spin-off UNIT The News Series has a storyline, released in November 2016 as part of the Silenced set. It is a two-parter focusing on a politician, Kenneth Le Blanc, who is firmly anti-immigration and incompetent, with no clear policies, and who unknowingly owes his popularity due to the mind control abilities of the alien Silence, who are manipulating him for their own ends. When he's elected he privately admits he had no idea he'd win and has no idea what to do. Of course, he could also be considered a parody of British politicians such as Nigel Farage, also the Leader of a fringe Party heavily opposed to immigration and no clear policies and Boris Johnson, who also has a reputation for incompetence and untidiness, both of whom gained support for being 'not like other politicians', despite being blatantly untrustworthy and racist.
    • The Silurian Candidate from the Seventh Doctor range has a very unsubtle Trump caricature in Bart Falco, making a big deal about his hair in an awful over the top Australian accent. Is it any surprise he's the titular Candidate?

  • In October 2020, Francis J. Francer on NoPixel goes undercover in a Trump costume, sticking with his own squeaky, Aussie-esque voice and not even attempting to do an imitation of Trump's regular voice. Francis/Trump proceeds to go on a rampage through Los Santos, killing other Trumplicas, using a ray gun to blast "socialists," giving Randy Bullet US citizenship for shooting a "socialist," then nuking the city right after tweeting about how "all socialist shud pay". Everyone gets better, though.

  • Jakks Pacific's SLUG Zombies line of figurines was to feature a figurine called Brain-Eatin' Billionaire before the line was cancelled. The figurine is blatantly Donald Trump as a zombie.

    Video Games 
  • One of the pre-made characters you can select in Pizza Tycoon is called Diamond Trump. One of his benefits is a large starting bank account.
  • An earlier example: In keeping with its many riffs on U.S. pop culture, Fourside in EarthBound (1994) is an Expy of New York City, and its mayor, Geldegarde Monotoli, is a former real estate mogul and a clear expy of Donald Trump, complete with lavish, gilded tower named after himself. Pokey Minch, who becomes Monotoli's consultant and moves into the Monotoli Building, also bears a resemblance, particularly during the events of Mother 3.
  • Far Cry 5 features Hurk Drubman Sr., a rude and xenophobic man who is running for the Montana Senate. Although he doesn't have blond hair or wealth like Trump does, he does share his racism against other races (Canadians for Hurk Sr.'s case), and how he will "build a wall" to keep them out. It makes more perfect sense when his mission title is "Make Hope Great Again".
  • Grand Theft Auto:
    • Grand Theft Auto III: Donald Love, who's a parody of Trump as the crooked real estate mogul whose goals often involve getting the protagonists to cause mayhem to drive down property values. Him also being a pretentious, cannibalistic psycho is probably just one of Rockstar's exaggerations however, or a sly reference to how Trump and the culture he represented helped inspire American Psycho.
    • Grand Theft Auto V: Devin Weston has a lot in common with Trump before 2016. Like Trump, Weston is an eccentric billionaire, playboy, and business tycoon with a coarse and abrasive personality, is quite a controversial figure even among his associates, and constantly brags about his wealth, his accomplishments, and how awesome he is. Similarly, Devin Weston's political position as a "pseudo-liberal" (according to Lester) and criminal connections largely parallel Trump's Democratic past and the numerous allegations he has faced over the years pointing to white-collar crimes and organized crime connections. This makes sense with the timeline of the game, considering that GTA V takes place in 2013, three years before the rise of Trump in the GOP and the ballistic political climate that would linger into the early 2020s.
  • One of the potential home buyers from House Flipper is Dolan Trusk who is basically this, though his name implies he's a Composite Character of Donald Trump and Elon Musk. He's a corporate executive with wavy blond hair. He prefers cheap furniture in order to save money, but wants an extravagant entryway so he can show off, and a nice office for himself. The Steam achievement for selling to him is "Worth Every Penny", which has the description "Mind over matter. Money over all."
  • Hitman 3 has Don Archibald Yates, a retiring New York-born lawyer with a flamboyant yet treacherous personality, who is married to an Argentinian woman with a prominent accent. Further strengthening the resemblance, Don resembles Donald's father Fred Trump, his intel states his father was a real estate mogul, and he's stated to have wanted to go into politics before landing a career as a lawyer.
  • Leisure Suit Larry 5 has Donald Tramp, who owns a casino in Atlantic City, similar to the real-life Trump (where Larry has to visit and gamble, and one part involved his wife Ivana, who was reduced to running a rollerskate shop). Passionate Patti, during one trip, dreamed of Donald and imagined "The Donald" buying her a luxury boat.
  • Mr. President! has Presidential candidate (later President) Ronald Rump, with the player as a Secret Service agent tasked with protecting him via Ragdoll Physics from assassination.
  • The Big Bad of Robot Wants Justice, Emperor Tronk, is an orange slime monster with bright yellow hair that, in Tronk's case, is a toupee. The "View Game History" section in Robot Wants It All says this was not meant as political commentary or parody, but rather as a comparison.
  • The Spider-Man (PS4) version of Norman Osborn is presented as one of these based on Trump as the President, albeit only as a mayor, but he's still also running Oscorp in addition to his mayoral duties (with a little snooping around his apartment by Mary Jane implying he has higher aspirations). Amusingly, like the below-mentioned version of Lex Luthor from Young Justice, he's voiced by Mark Rolston. However, unlike a lot of other examples of how this trope is usually played, he's given a more sympathetic portrayal in that his son Harry is dying of a genetic disease—the same one that killed his mother—and his actions in the game are him desperately trying to find a cure for it, though doing so creates Mr. Negative and Doctor Octopus in the process, and strongly implies Norman will become his famous, pumpkin-bomb throwing alter ego Green Goblin soon enough.
  • Summertime Saga: The mayor of Summerville is Ronald Rump, a Sleazy Politician who regularly abuses his (mostly immigrant) staff and has ties to the Russian mafia. The main storyline requires seducing his daughter Iwanka and his wife Melonia, then getting him locked up and humiliated by exposing his crimes.
  • Inverted for Super Bernie World, a parody game of Super Mario Bros. for the Bernie Sanders 2020 campaign, which depicts Final Boss Donald Trump as a Bowser clone. Though, unlike King Koopa, Trump is portrayed as a Dirty Coward who doesn't even put up a fight, just begs Bernie to not kick him out of the White House.
  • Tonight We Riot's Big Bad, the Corrupt Corporate Executive Whippleton, has at least some similarities with Trump. Blond hair, an interesting hairstyle, and being the leader of a capitalist society.
  • Chairman Bana of Xenoblade Chronicles 2 plays with this. Aside from being a Hutt-like Gonk from a species of usually Ridiculously Cute Critters, he has the ego, the wealth, the corpulence, the funny hair (a purple topknot in his case), the flair for gaudy décor and the general callousness and disregard for life in favor of profit, but unlike most Trumplica characters, he lacks the usual misogynistic/skeevy attitude. While he does dress his female servants in skimpy bikinis, he treats and pays them very well and they don't seem to harbor any ill will towards him, expressing surprise towards his being uncovered as a villain.
  • Watch_Dogs 2: Mark Thruss is a wealthy businessman and congressman in San Francisco, who shares Trump's beliefs, viewpoints and behaviors. His campaign slogan is "Let's make the Bay Area stronger!", other than that, he owns a penthouse and a Fiammeta sports car with his name as the license plate.
  • Downplayed in Assassin's Creed: Odyssey. During Perikles' symposium, Aristophanes talks about his impression of Kleon, who he refers to as "the Orange Ape", which is almost certainly not a coincidence.
  • Downplayed in Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown, which was developed during Trump's presidency: during one mission that involves a border crossing during a war inflamed by nationalist rhetoric between the equivalent of America and a monarchist version of the EU, your wingman points out a massive and unfinished border wall between a not-America ally and the rest of the not-EU states, calling it crazy.
  • The Walking Zombie 2: The Mayor of Springfield is an obvious expy of Trump, who had the blond hair and suit with American pattern. He looks like a great leader who wants to take care of the citizens of Springfield, but behind closed doors, he deals with bandits and tries to destroy other factions that could pose a threat to his plans. He wants to build a big wall around the city to trap survivors inside so that they remain under his rule.
    Mayor: I will build a great great wall and zombies will pay for it!

    Web Animation 
  • In The Grossery Gang webseries, during the "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" arc, Ricardo, as part of his makeover to "look rich", is given an orange-hued tan, a bright blond toupee, and a suit, thus making him a pastiche of Trump's appearance.
  • This retelling of the King Midas story done by TED-ed features a version of King Midas that looks an awful lot like Trump, which many have pointed out in the comments section, and includes a somewhat subtle reference to his infamous "Grab them by the pussy" remark, and a golden toilet (or a close approximation to one).
  • In the Dr. Monster video "The Eggsecutioner", the last portion is devoted to Trumpty Dumpty, a fusion of Donald Trump and Humpty Dumpty whose rap involves a joke about Trump's border wall plan and ends up falling and breaking at the end of the video.

  • Downplayed in Liz Climo's "Good Work, Sam" strip, playing off the "bouffant yellow hair as a separate creature" part.
  • In Scandinavia and the World, when Trump got elected as President in real-life, the comic character America got a makeover that turned him into a Trump caricature with orange face paint and a yellow wig, using far-right rhetoric. Humon, the comic's author originally said that she would keep America this way for as long as Trump remained President, but later she changed her mind because it got in the way of the jokes, as many lines that would have been funny if said by an Innocently Insensitive America would have serious Unfortunate Implications if spoken by Trump-America. Trump stuck around as a sentient blob of spray tan with his hair that shows up now and again to harass the cast.
  • Sluggy Freelance: In "Freelance Bums — Broke", Kent's shady business partner turns out to be the actual Donald Trump, disguised by the fact that he's bald and the random squirrel featured in the story is his toupée. He does a hostile takeover of everyone's lemonade stands.

    Web Videos 

    Western Animation 
  • The Italian animation show Forty Four Cats has a recurring antagonist named Winston, who despises cats (the sole exception being his pet Boss) and is a rich man who constantly wears a business suit with a red comb-over hairstyle. All of this could be considered a coincidence, if it weren't for a particular episode in which said character runs for mayor with the intention of eliminating all cats from the city, with a character even stating how he's "going to build a wall to keep us cats out!".
  • The mayor of Elmore in The Amazing World of Gumball is in part, modeled after the guy and is a corrupt politician who in his first appearance tries to deport the Wattersons to Ohio on the grounds that they were driving down property values. He has also been compared to Boris Johnson, former British Prime Minister and mayor of London, where Gumball is produced. Mixing the two individuals together is quite easy—Johnson has been called the "British Trump" due to similar policies, bombastic personalities, and strange blond hairdos.
  • American Dragon: Jake Long had Eli Pandarus, the “Wizard of Wall Street”, who was secretly a Dark Wizard trying to gain power, and made his riches by stealing gold from leprechauns. He bore a faint visual resemblance to Donald Trump in season one, mainly with his blond hair and face. Aside from cosmetic similarities, Pandarus is also very wealthy, hosted a beauty pageant in "Eye of The Beholder" and even has his own skyscraper: Pandarus Towers in the middle of New York. In season two, Pandarus controls Manhattan Genius Institute, mirroring Trump University.
  • Animaniacs:
    • In an episode of the 2020 reboot that's a Whole-Plot Reference to The Odyssey, Trump is depicted as Polyphemus, the giant cyclops Odysseus encounters on his journey. He has orange skin, blond hair, a voice that sounds exactly like Trump, a very vain personality, and he goes into a long rant into how his island is the "best island" despite it being a dump.
    • The second season has a segment where the Roman Emperor Nero is depicted as an obvious Trump caricature. He is a narcissistic, overweight man with bright yellow combover hair, he apparently promised to build Hadrian's Wall (and make the Caledonians pay for it), there is a joke about his small hands, and when he's attacked by tigers he yells "Somebody grab these pussies". There's also busts of his parents, who looks suspiciously like Trump's real parents. Yakko lampshades it near the end of a Modern Major General song about the emperor when he wonders if they're still talking about Nero.
    • Another one has the Brain trying to infiltrate "Chump Tower".
  • The Batman: The Animated Series episode "Joker's Wild" featured Cameron Kaiser, a showboating celebrity casino mogul on the verge of bankruptcy, playing off the gradual decline of Trump's casinos by 1993 and how — contrary to the public image that he had built up over the past decade — they hadn't nearly been as successful as he'd claimed. Kaiser's approach to his own looming pennilessness is to sink everything he has left into a Joker-themed establishment as a form of insurance fraud, knowing the Joker is guaranteed to destroy it out of spite.
  • The Disney Channel animated series Big City Greens introduces a villain named Chip Whistler, who is rich, orange-skinned, has a ridiculous blond hairstyle, is obsessed with having perfect teeth, and tends to shout a lot, although he's a lot younger than most examples of this trope.
  • The revival for Biker Mice from Mars replaced the former Big Bad Lawrence Limburger with the invading Catonians who found themselves being assisted by an amoral real estate developer named Ronaldo Rump.
  • A couple of episodes of the Danger Mouse relaunch series portray the US President as a pig with Trump's hair, but thus far this has just been a visual gag and he hasn't been given any characterization.
  • Prince Merkimer from Disenchantment. Aside from being born into wealth, he also has the unflattering haircut, a high opinion of himself, is seen as a joke by the general populace, and has a habit of crying out "Sad!" note  A rarity for this trope is that he's not strictly a villainous character, as he eventually becomes more humble after being turned into a pig.
  • The Jew-Producer from Drawn Together is a Richie Rich expy with a heavy Trump influence, due to the episodes he appears in being based on The Apprentice.
  • The Netflix animated series Green Eggs and Ham introduces a villain named Snerz, who is rich, has a ridiculous hairstyle (actually a creature called a Flerz that he forces to act as his toupee), is obsessed with owning gold and exotic animals and tends to shout a lot.
  • Hercules: The Animated Series depicts the legendarily wealthy Croesus as the ruler of an Atlantic City version of Atlantis that lives in a massive tower with his name on it that tries to buy off the gods to prevent the prophesied sinking of his tourist city.
  • ROBOTUS in Inside Job (2021) was a schlubby, blond jingoist President Evil who wanted to put the continental United States in a box reminiscent of Trump's wall plan. Interestingly his human counterpart appeared to be a Composite Character of both Trump and his rival Joe Biden, as when they make a remark about his incompetence a clip of him falling down the stairs to Air Force One plays (a gaffe performed by Biden early in his presidency).

  • Chloé Bourgeois from Miraculous Ladybug is a wealthy spoiled brat with blonde hair who regularly abuses her power and privileges as the mayor's daughter. Following the thrid season finale, her iredeemable traits were ramped up to the point that series creator Astruc compared her to Trump. "Reunion" even has her making conspiracy-rallying social media posts that stir up Jalil Kubdel. Then she causes a coup and takes over Paris as acting mayor after her father stepped down, refusing to acknowledge her father did it willingly while projecting blame on the heroes.

  • My Life as a Teenage Robot: M.J. Bryce in "Labor Day", the CEO of a company which makes cereal prizes. He manipulates Jenny into eliminating competitors, and even steals from competitors to stay at the top of the business ladder. He bares a visual resemblance to Trump, complete with a swooshy hairstyle (albeit tawny brown instead of blond).
  • Planet Sheen had Tronald Dump, a rich purple alien with Trump's hairstyle who had the catchphrase "You're discharged."
  • Rich Buckner, the Villain of the Week of the Regular Show Thanksgiving Episode, is very much modelled after Trump.
  • Rugrats: The episode "Ruthless Tommy" has two criminals kidnapping Tommy as they mistake him for "Ronald Thump"'s son.
  • South Park: While the actual Donald Trump was briefly seen in the show earlier seasons, his later presidency was parodied through two Trumplicas debuting within the same season:
    • The President of Canada is only on screen for all of two minutes, during which he's shown to be an irresponsible bigot with no sense of class whose policies wrecked Canada, before getting raped to death by Mr. Garrison.
    • Mr. Garrison himself becomes a stand-in for Donald Trump, as the show's writers didn't want to risk making the actual Trump a recurring character (and also partly due to the fact that the writers— like most people at the time, including Trump himself— fully expected Hillary Clinton to win the 2016 election, leaving them off-guard when Trump was elected president instead). As the series goes on, Mr. Garrison becomes more and more of a caricature of Trump, adopting his orange tan, hairstyle, and a few mannerisms. His plan of using the COVID-19 Pandemic to kill Mexicans during "The Pandemic Special" is a clear allusion to both the accusations of racism against Mexicans towards him and the accusations of him and his administration having a lax attitude towards the pandemic. In "The Vaccination Special" of early 2021, having lost reelection he returns to South Park and his old job as the boys' fourth grade teacher — although he isn't able to put the past four years behind him and be accepted by the townsfolk until he makes a deal with "Hollywood elites" — read: the animators — to get everyone in town vaccinated.
  • Howard Blandy from the SpongeBob SquarePants episode "Selling Out". He's a real-estate developer who buys the Krusty Krab and turns it into the Krabby O'Mondays. The design is basically Trump as a fish, complete with conspicuous combover and duo of fawning yes-men. A later cameo of the character in the episode "Goodbye Krabby Patty" even depicts him with bright orange skin, albeit with his combover changed from blond to brunette. Notably, Mr. Krabs even names Blandy as his personal idol, which explains a lot.
  • The episode "Slash: The Evil Turtle from Dimension X" (1990) from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) features a villainous New York business mogul named "Donald J. Lofty".
    • He was also parodied (although combined with Ronald McDonald) in the episode "Raphael Meets His Match", where Raphael wins tickets to a cruise line hosted by restaurant owner "McDonald Gump."
  • Tiny Toon Adventures: The short, "Jungle Bungle" from the episode, "Pollution Solution" features Ronald Grump as the short's antagonist. Grump owns a giant scorpion shaped robot/factory that cuts down the rainforest to make one elevator button out of each tree and use the rest of the tree to power the robot, also giving his mansion the world's largest front yard. When Buster and Babs find out about global warming, they travel to the rainforest and try unsuccessfully to convince Grump to change his ways. When Grump refuses, Buster ejects him from his robot and attempts to use it to destroy Grump's mansion. After some persuasion from both Buster and the homeless animals, Grump changes his ways by planting new trees. Unusually, Trump's hairstyle isn't parodied; Grump is bald.
  • In the Totally Spies! episode "Pageant Problems", the pageant show is presented by a parody of Donald Trump.
  • Young Justice (2010) gives an odd example in its portrayal of Lex Luthor (who, as explained above, has taken inspiration from Trump since the mid-1980s) as there was a six-year-long Sequel Gap between its second and third seasons because it was Uncancelled. The second season ended in early 2013, some two and a half years before Trump ran for president but season three was put into production in 2017 (it aired in 2019), the year in which his presidency began. Luthor in the first two seasons was a pretty textbook adaptation of the character but in season three he's a straight-up Trump commentary. He uses his role as Secretary General of the United Nations to help his business that he continues to run (when Luthor became President in the comics in the early '00s, he put his business in a trust and Talia al Ghul became CEO) and in response to being found out, he gives a speech about fake news and changing international libel laws.


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