Vladimir Putin dropped in (literally) on Donald Trump last night to tell of Russia’s joy about Trump’s election:
“We think you are the best candidate—”The last two lines drew significant laughs. Good on the SNL audience for getting the joke. Richard Condon’s 1959 novel The Manchurian Candidate was made into a film in 1962 and 2004. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to miss the joke.
“The smartest candidate—”
“The Manchurian candidate.”
“I don’t know what that means, but it sounds tremendous.”