The series is a spin-off from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, which, since 2016, had featured a series of sketches featuring a cartoon caricature of Trump designed by Tim Luck and voiced by Brian Stack. The character was also featured in an animated short during Colbert's election night special for Showtime.
On July 27, 2017, Showtime announced that it had green lit an animated series based on the sketches, with Colbert, Matt Lapping and Chris Light as executive producers. On March 8, 2018, Showtime announced that they were ordering an additional seven episodes of the series that are set to air during the summer of 2018.
On August 22, 2018, it was announced that Showtime had green lit a midterm election themed television special from the series titled OurCartoonPresident : Election Special 2018”. The episode was scheduled to air on November 4, 2018, and expected to feature appearances from the cartoon versions of Vladimir Putin, Rudy Giuliani, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama.
On January 22, 2019, it was announced that Showtime had renewed the series for a second season consisting of ten episodes. On January 26, 2021, the first part of the third season was aired, consisting of ten more episodes.
On July 29, 2021, Showtime announced in a video that the show would be returning on September 20, 2021 with the second half of Season 3, featuring new characters, such as Cartoon Jill Biden, Cartoon Dr. Anthony Fauci, and Cartoon Andrew Cuomo. On December 18, 2017, Showtime released the first teaser trailer for the series.
On April 28, 2018, a special three-minute video created by the cast and crew of the series aired during the 2018. On December 18, 2018, the first season was released on DVD by CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution featuring all eighteen episodes and the mid-term election special.
The release also includes numerous bonus features such as episode commentary tracks, a featured looking at the animation process, footage from the table read for episode eleven, and clips from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Stephen Colbert's 2016 Election Special, and The White House Correspondent's Dinner. The first season of OurCartoonPresident has been met with a mixed to negative response from critics upon its premiere.
Jack Nevis of The Guardian praised the show, calling it a farce that “nailed the Trump drama,” and contrasting the show's surreal workplace comedy approach with the more reality and headline-driven approach of other late night comedy shows. In contrast, USA Today critic Kelly Lawler reviewed OurCartoonPresident negatively, describing it as “slight, dated and unsustainable”.
, a sitcom produced in 2001 satirizing the presidency of George W. Bush. Matt Einstein of The Daily Beast was more favorable, writing that “The biggest surprise is how hilarious it is” and praising the show for being “remarkably adept at boiling down characters to their core traits, from Trump and his family to members of his Cabinet and Congress to the Fox News personalities he spends most of his day watching”.
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Thanked the “red-blooded, patriotic Americans” in the crowd “for standing up to the bulls---,” lamented that his personal Instagram account is “being censored to hell right now,” and complained that transgender women have a competitive advantage in all-female sporting events. Fox News, which had been carrying the remarks live, dropped its feed of the rally after the expletives uttered by the president's son aired uncensored.
Donald Trump.’s girlfriend, former Fox News personality Kimberly Guilfoyle, also appeared on stage, as did his brother and sister-in-law, Eric and Lara Trump. “We live in the greatest country in the world, and we will never, ever, ever stop fighting,” Eric Trump said, before egging on his wife to pursue a potential Senate bid in North Carolina.
A mob has stormed the Capitol and broke windows to the House chamber during the certification of the 2020 Electoral College votes. PresidentDonaldTrump on Thursday finally pledged to an orderly transfer of power to President -elect Joe Biden while repeating false claims about the 2020 election that led a mob of his supporters to storm the US Capitol and delay Congress’ affirmation of Biden’s Electoral College win.
And we’re probably not going to be cheering, so much for some of them, because you’ll never take back our country with weakness, you have to show strength and you have to be strong,” Trump said addressing his supporters who gathered massless on the ellipse near the White House Wednesday morning. After a speech filled with lies and misrepresentations that incensed the crowd, Trump returned to the White House to watch a violent crescendo to his constant spreading of misinformation about the electoral process.
President Donald Trump speaks at the “Stop The Steal” Rally on January 06, 2021, in Washington, DC. Supporters of US President Donald Trump protest inside the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC.
A group of Republican senators said they would reject the Electoral College votes of several states unless Congress appointed a commission to audit the election results. Supporters of President Donald Trump climb the west wall of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington.
A Pro- Trump mob gathers in front of the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. A pro- Trump mob stormed the Capitol, breaking windows and clashing with police officers.
A group of Republican senators said they would reject the Electoral College votes of several states unless Congress appointed a commission to audit the election results. Multiple people told CNN that Trump was borderline enthusiastic over the protests and did not wish to condemn them.
He only agreed to record a short video after multiple staffers and Republican lawmakers lobbied him to make a statement. On Wednesday night, once the Capitol was secured again, lawmakers returned from lockdown to the House and Senate chambers, undeterred by the violence and the threats, to continue counting the votes nearly six hours after the crowd wreaked havoc on America’s symbol of democracy.
Trump did not say in his statement whether he plans to attend the inauguration of Biden and Vice President -elect Kamala Harris on January 20.