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‘Terrible’ Terry Tate pummels Donald Trump in ‘locker room’ talk spinoff


By Haley Velasco, Freelance journalist

October 25, 2016 | 3 min read

“Terrible” Terry Tate has left the 2003 Super Bowl and has taken on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in “Terry Tate Makes America Great Again.” Dressed in a red football jersey, Tate tackles Trump to the ground and in a nod to 'The Apprentice' fires Billy Bush, poking fun to their recent video scandal.

‘Terrible’ Terry Tate pummels Donald Trump in ‘locker room’ talk spinoff

‘Terrible’ Terry Tate pummels Donald Trump in ‘locker room’ talk spinoff

In a throwback to Super Bowl XXXVII, Reebok’s “Terrible” Terry Tate spot has the “office linebacker,” run through the office pummeling people for forgetting to recycle, for eating snacks or playing solitaire on their computer. Tate is played by former football player turned actor Lester Speight.

In the video, mimicking the Trump situation, Terry says: “That’s how Terry Tate makes America great, baby. You can’t go around grabbing people, willy-nilly, son. That’s just creepy. What kind of lockers have you been hanging out in, Donny? Huh?”

Then he sends a kick into a Trump lookalike’s side and points at Billy Bush off-camera and says, “Hey Billy Bush, you’re fired", a nod to The Apprentice host’s famous catchphrase.

The throwback spot sheds light on, and pokes fun at, the video from 2005 where Trump and Bush walk off a tour bus and make vulgar comments about grabbing and kissing women without their consent.

This is not Tate’s first foray in politics. In 2008, Terry challenged Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin after she faltered in an interview with Katie Couric, where she couldn’t name a single publication that she read regularly.

Couric asked, “What newspapers and magazines did you regularly read before you were tapped for this to stay informed and understand the world?”

Palin responded with, “I read most of them, again, with a great appreciation for the press and for the media.” Following up with, “All of them. Any of them that have been in front of me over all of these years.”

In the video, Tate knocks a Palin-double to the ground and yells, "How's that for drill, baby, drill?"

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