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How does a satire publication deal with a man as ridiculous as Trump?

Satire’s greatest strength is its capacity to create constructive social criticism through ridicule, but when the society you want to ridicule is already ridiculous, what are some of the challenges that emerge?

We caught up with the editors of The Onion to ask them just that, and they did not disappoint.

There is little doubt that a certain US president is a very difficult man to satirise, but the brilliant minds behind America’s self-proclaimed “leading news source” let us in on how they go about writing about Trump without resorting to his bombastic behaviour like other outlets.

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