Place item was collected
Fruit Heights, Utah
Point of Discovery/Informant Bio
Tyler McCowan is currently my boyfriend, we met 3 years ago working at Domino’s Pizza, and we have been dating for a year. Tyler was raised in Layton and Kaysville Utah, and now resides in Fruit Heights, Utah. He was raised LDS but is now an Agnostic Atheist. His family is very complicated, and he rebelled a lot in his teenage years. He graduated from David High School. He is 21 years old and works as a press break operator, he spends most of his free time on the internet looking at sites like Reddit and Imgur to find things to laugh at. Tyler enjoys games like Dungeons and Dragons and Magic the Gathering with his friends. In the three years I have known him Tyler is always quick to share random crude jokes with friends and often goes for an hour just telling random jokes to the people he is with off the top of his head. He is always trying to make me and others laugh.
Tyler told me this joke in his room in Fruit Heights, casually laying on his bed. When asked if there was anyone he wouldn’t tell this joke to he said no, which I believe is true but I am sure he wouldn’t tell I to someone who had the power to fire him. In have however heard him tell such jokes to his sisters and mother, and if he would tell these jokes to them I am pretty sure he would tell them to almost anybody. Tyler would normally tell this joke hanging around with friends. Tyler first heard this joke on the website the Onion. Some things you would need to know to understand this joke are that in 2017 Donald Trump was the President of the United States and that in many people’s eyes he was not fit to become a president. There are a good amount of people who aren’t okay with him being president which makes him being the president a joke.
Donald Trump is our President
Tyler told this joke as he normally would, with a normal talking voice and a childish grin. He feels pretty indifferent about Trump being the President, so it wasn’t with malice towards the President but more the state of the world as a whole. He enjoys telling this joke because it is an anti-joke, and although it may be funny to some people it can also be pretty sad. I think he likes seeing the range of emotions in people’s faces and their reaction to an anti-joke like this thrown in with a bunch of his other jokes.
Semester and year
Carlton, Tiffany, "Donald Trump Joke" (2017). USU Student Folklore Fieldwork. Paper 213.