'Will & Grace' revival premiere targets Trump

Will & Grace returned to TV screens last night for the first time in over a decade with a string of jokes targeted at Donald Trump.

The revival included many jokes at the expense of  U.S. President Trump, including a joke about his skin tone being comparable to Cheetos and a poke at his “Make American Great Again” campaign slogan, re-worked on Will & Grace as “Make America Gay Again.”

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As part of the episode’s plot, Trump-supporter Karen (Megan Mullally) reveals that she has landed Grace (Debra Messing) the opportunity to redesign the Oval Office.

When the pair arrives at the White House, an employee tells Karen and Grace, “The owner would like you to know it’s the best Oval Office you’ll ever see.”

Once they are inside the Oval Office Grace finds a Russian-to-English dictionary and a fidget spinner on the president’s desk.

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The Oval Office scenes also feature a spoof of Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway’s infamous texting photo with Karen posing the exact same way.

By the end of the episode, Grace left a “Make America Gay Again” hat on Trump’s desk chair.

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That joke had many people on Twitter wondering what Trump might say — or tweet — in response to the episode.




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The show’s co-creator David Kohan said the new series was intended to be an “antidote” to current tensions.

“I actually think that is what the appeal of what the show is right now, this whole sense of I want to be back on comfortable solid ground with characters that I’m familiar with, that I know, that I want to laugh with,” he told Variety. “Because I’m anxious right now. This is an anxious time. And this is an antidote to that.”

Will & Grace airs on Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Global.

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