Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, who has suspended his White House run, was mocked on popular TV shows this week by Indian-American comedian Aziz Ansari, saying he has already picked a 2020 Presidential campaign slogan “Thaw It Out.”
“This is crazy! I’ve never been invited back to a TV show before!” Indian-origin comedian Aziz Ansari said on the popular “The Tonight Show” as he mocked himself as Jindal.
Ansari-as-Jindal clarified that he has only suspended his campaign, in much the same way that Han Solo was frozen in carbonite in The Empire Strikes Back, A V Club entertainment website reported.
In the bit, the not-Jindal remains weirdly optimistic about his presidential bid, and has already picked a 2020 slogan, “Thaw It Out!”, it reported.
During the show, Ansari also revealed that he will be hosting a new Fox News show that will find him “travel(ing) the country helping real Americans solve real problems.”
However, the original name, Bobby Jindal’s Adventures Across America, had been shortened to BJ’s Across America, Rolling Stine said.
The Indian-American politician was also mocked on “The Late Show” by Stephen Colbert, wherein Jindal was given a “Hunger Game” farewell for withdrawing himself from the race.
“Politics is a blood sport,” he said, while dressed as “Hunger Games” character Caesar Flickerman. “It’s like The Hunger Games.”
According to CNET, Colbert found footage of Jindal in 2013 declaring that Republicans must stop making offensive and bizarre comments.
“How can it be then,” wondered Colbert, that “offensive and bizarre are in first and second place” in the current polls? Businessman Donald Trump and neurosurgeon Ben Carson lead the pack of Republican presidential candidates in the latest polls, the website reported.
After Jindal announced suspending his campaign, popular National Public Radio reported that Indian-Americans feel disappointed and abandoned by Bobby Jindal.
“These days, the Indian-American community’s once-golden son has become the black sheep. Many say they consider the Louisiana governor a huge disappointment. They say in private the governor took their money but, in public, he downplayed his ethnic identity,” NPR said in its news report.