Donald Trump used a bizarre clip from the 2005 Emmy Awards to mark the signing of the farm bill — and people think it's inappropriate

  • Donald Trump signed the farm bill on Thursday.
  • He marked the occasion by tweeting a video clip from the 2005 Emmy Awards in which he and Megan Mullaly performed a “Green Acres” parody.
  • People think it’s inappropriate.

On Thursday, Donald Trump signed the farm bill. But 15 minutes before doing so, the president took to Twitter to mark the occasion.

“Farm Bill signing in 15 minutes! #Emmys #TBT,” he wrote alongside a video of himself and Megan Mullaly performing a “Green Acres” parody at the Emmy Awards in 2005.

In the clip, Trump, dressed in overalls and a straw hat, and Mullaly, debate farm and city living. They ultimately decided on farm life. The bit ends with the duo hugging and Trump kissing Mullaly on the cheek.

The farm bill reauthorizes crop insurance and conservation programs and legalizes the cultivation of industrial hemp, according to the Associated Press.

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People are confounded by the tweet.

Many think it’s inappropriate.^tfw

Some said they felt bad for Mullaly.^tfw

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Mullaly herself responded to Trump’s post within the hour. “Omg,” she wrote. Adding in a second tweet, “If you guys need me, I’ll be in a hole in the ground.”

This tweet comes just hours after Politico published an interview with Justin McConney, who served as the social media director at the Trump Organisation from 2011 to 2017.

In the interview, McConney suggested that Trump take on a lighter tone on social media and that he “should go back to having more of a sense of humour about himself.”

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