Though Negan was teased at the end of season six, his regular appearances began on Sunday, Oct. 23, just two weeks before Donald Trump was elected to hold permanent office as President of the United States of America. Coincidence?
While Negan has made it clear he wants half of everyone’s shit, Trump has cleverly disguised that fact by telling us he’ll reduce taxes. That will most likely end in the worst recession in history, which is likely cause us to lose half, if not all, of our shit.
While Negan has been pegged as the big bad everyone has been waiting for, based on how evil he is in the comics, Trump is the one who has sparked some of the most vulgar hatred from even the most peaceful of liberals.
While they are both leaders of strong groups with all the power, Republicans are terrified of what Trump might do, just as Dwight has lost everything to Negan and does anything (including giving his wife to Negan) asked of him. It’s probably safe to assume neither group would be too upset if their leader were to meet his demise.
One has no respect for the sanctity of life, where it comes from or where it’s going. The other is Negan. Both men command a certain power, and sometimes it takes a very intimidating weapon to carry out that message, Negan’s being his barbed bat, Lucille, while Trump’s is simply his unfiltered mouth of racist, sexist and completely ignorant commentary, both live and tweeted.
You think you've heard the worst, but with every appearance, something somehow worse slips out. Trump went from light racism to criticizing war heroes to “bad hombres,” and Negan’s recent line “I just slid my dick down your throat, and you thanked me” to Rick after taking all of his possessions was just about the most reprehensible thing ever heard on TV.
People spent the entire summer wondering who Negan bashed in during season six’s finale, but it was the — spoiler alert! — second murder that caught everyone off-guard, which was much worse than the agony of not knowing all summer. Trump simply surprised us because we thought he has no shot of being a contender in the presidential election, and now he’s going to be our new president.
It’s no secret Trump would say anything to get people’s attention, but he is also like a giant trolled-up child on Twitter who can’t let anything go. He also talks about the most vulgar things very casually, just as Negan, in the same respect, will read more into something just to have an excuse to cave someone’s head in.
They even dress alike! Trump wears his little red ties, and Negan has his little red flannel. Are you telling us you don't see the signs?
A reality show host is, ironically, about the furthest thing from real, spouting off ridiculous lines on Celebrity Apprentice like it’s a real job, a scripted practice that became all too familiar to Trump’s presidential run. Watching the debates was almost like watching a hilariously (and poorly) scripted TV show.
And Negan, although brilliantly played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan, is a fictional character both on TV and in graphic fiction. We used to escape them by turning off the television, but now one is around every Monday morning at the water cooler, and the other is very much a part of our lives for some time to come (until he’s impeached).
While we don’t know for certain how long either of them will be in our lives, something tells us it’s going to be awhile before we see one of them go. While The Walking Dead has been quick to remove its villains, Negan is likely to stay for a couple seasons (we haven't looked up his contract for spoiler sake). And Trump has at least a few months before we can start lobbing out impeachments.
Makes you wonder who’s going to be the one to kill Negan, doesn't it?