Trump tweeted a clip from 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' that shows Larry David in a MAGA hat, seemingly not realizing it's an insult

  • President Donald Trump shared a clip from the HBO series "Curb Your Enthusiasm" showing Larry David in a "Make America Great Again" hat. 
  • The 30-second clip from the premiere episode of Season 10 shows a motorcyclist in a heated confrontation with David on the freeway.
  • Realizing that David is wearing a Make America Great Again hat, the biker softens his tone drives away.
  • Trump tweeted out a 30-second clip from the Season 10 premiere episode of the series, alongside the caption "TOUGH GUYS FOR TRUMP!"
  • Trump seems to have missed the joke behind the clip, which is that David used the hat in order to repel unwanted interactions with others. 
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President Donald Trump on Monday night tweeted a clip from the HBO series "Curb Your Enthusiasm," and seems to have missed the punchline.

Trump posted the 30-second clip from the first episode of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" season 10, which shows Larry David dressed in a Make America Great Again hat.

The episode is called "Happy New Year," and premiered on January 19.

The clip shows David driving along the freeway, when he accidentally cuts in front of a man on a motorcycle.

The man starts cursing at David and pulls up alongside his car as if he wants to fight him. To avoid confrontation, David puts on a Make America Great Again hat, the adopted uniform of Trump supporters.

"I'm sorry I didn't see you," David tells the angry motorcyclist. 

Realizing David is wearing a MAGA hat, the motorcyclist brushes off the incident and changes his tone. 

"Just be more careful next time, okay?" he says, then leaves. 

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Actor Larry David attends 45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on September 19, 1993 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
SEINFELD -- 'The Pilot: Part 1 & 2' Episode 23&24 -- Pictured: (l-r) Larry David, Jerry Seinfeld as Himself (Photo by Chris Haston/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
CALIFORNIA - 1998: (NO U.S. TABLOID SALES) On the set of the television series 'Seinfeld' Executive Producer and co-Creator Larry David prepares for the final episode in1998 on the set of the television comedy series in Studio City, CA. (Photo by David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images)
HOUSTON - APRIL 15: Larry David, co-creator of the television series Seinfeld, backstage during filming the last episodes, April 15, 1998 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images)
STUDIO CITY, CA - APRIL 3: (NO U.S. TABLOID SALES) Co-creators Jerry Seinfeld (second from left) and Larry David laugh while talking with actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus (back facing the camera) on set of the hit television show 'Seinfeld' during the last episodes, April 3, 1998 in Studio City, California. (Photo by David Hume Kennerly/ Getty Images)
399244 133: Actor and creator Larry David kisses his co-star Cheryl Hines backstage during the American Film Institutes AFI Awards 2001 at the Beverly Hills Hotel January 5, 2002 in Beverly Hills, CA. Davids show 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' won Comedy of the Year. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
Cheryl Hines and Larry David during AFI Awards 2001 - Press Room at Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
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WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Actor Larry David and wife Laurie Lennard arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Mortons on February 27, 2005 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Dick Wolf and Larry David at The Museum of Television and Radio's annual Los Angeles gala to honor Ted Danson and Dick Wolf at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Ca. Sunday, Sept. 29, 2002. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images.
Larry David and Laurie Lennard during The 79th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals at Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Larry David and Laurie Lennard during The 79th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals at Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 13: Comedian, Larry David attends the Phoenix Suns game against the New York Knicks on January 13, 2014 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 08: Actor Larry David and executive producer Laurie Lennard attends the 'Fed Up' premiere held at the Pacfic Design Center on May 8, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 27: Cheryl Hines and Larry David attend the 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Season 9 premiere at SVA Theater on September 27, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jimi Celeste/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 27: Cazzie David and Larry David attend the 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' season 9 premiere at SVA Theater on September 27, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/FilmMagic)
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Trump posted the clip on Twitter on Sunday night, alongside the caption: "TOUGH GUYS FOR TRUMP!"

The tweet has since been reposted more than 20,000 times. 

Some users pointed out that Trump seems to have missed the joke of the episode, which is that David wears the hat in order to avoid unwanted interactions with people.


 

Representatives for David and HBO did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment. 

David's blunt character on "Curb Your Enthusiasm" has garnered comparisons to Trump, which the "Seinfeld" co-creator has been quick to dismiss.

David is also an outspoken critic of the president. The 72-year-old comedian heckled Trump's "Saturday Night Live" opening monologue in 2015, calling him a racist.

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