'The Good Fight' Character: 'We Need to Assassinate the President'

April 22nd, 2018 9:51 PM

The Good Fight’s obsession with President Trump has gone from ridiculous to terrifying. Impeaching President Trump isn’t enough for the CBS All Access show. On Sunday’s episode, “Day 457,” a character makes multiple references to assassinating the president.

Lawyer Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski), who despises Trump and spends most of her time hallucinating fake news segments about the president, defends her friend Tully after he was arrested for violently rioting in the streets. Tully jokes privately to Diane in court, “Oh, like we need to assassinate the President?” in response to Diane asking him not to say anything radical.



When she reprimands him for the statement afterwards, he assures her, "It was a joke, that's all!"

But lest you think this was just an innocent joke, check out this next exchange. In response to Diane finding a gun in his bag and demanding to know again if what he said in court was a joke, Tully responds, “Why? You don’t believe in regime change?” When she hands him back the gun after unloading it, he tells her, “This won’t slow us down.”



Since The Good Fight has been giddily congratulating itself all season for its war on Trump, one can wonder how serious these jokes about the president’s assassination really are.

Next to jokes about killing President Trump, I’m not sure it’s even worth mentioning the other attacks on him in the episode, like when the show portrays the Trump-appointed judge as a complete buffoon. Not only does he fumble around on the bench, but he has no idea what’s going on in the courtroom: “In my court we do not follow, you know…customary things.” Diane is able to get her way by outsmarting him—using big words, nonsensical legal jargon, and fluffing his ego.

Apparently anything goes when it comes to bashing President Trump on The Good Fight, whether it’s fake news segments, cartoons lamenting the fact that Trump is president, or references to his assassination.