Why Ron Burgundy Would Make a Better President Than Donald Trump

Anchorman's bumbling Ron Burgundy would be a way better president than Donald Trump.

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Donald Trump's inability to correctly identify Dayton, Ohio as the site of a recent American mass shooting (he offered his thoughts and prayers to Toledo, Ohio instead) has caused some folks on Twitter to compare him to Will Ferrell's Anchorman character, Ron Burgundy.

Except, that's kind of an unfair comparison to Ron Burgundy. Sure, Ron Burgundy is a doofus who will read absolutely anything he sees on his teleprompter without a second thought. But he wouldn't spew race-baiting talking points that continually stir terroristic sentiments amongst his supporters.

Anchorman - Teleprompter

In fact, Ron Burgundy would undoubtedly make a better head of state than Trump. While both men are absolute buffoons who likely fall on the lower end of the IQ spectrum, even Ron Burgundy would be too smart to blame a mass shooting on video games, a talking point so stupid that it falls apart the second anyone realizes that every other country without tons of mass shootings has video games, too.

Ron Burgundy also works out, and even if he's totally lying about his rep number, at least he's not hiring a doctor to probably lie about his health to a national audience.

Anchorman workout

In short, Ron Burgundy is a moron, but he wouldn't inspire terrorism so he'd still be a pretty good president compared to Trump. We've really set the bar below ground, huh?

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