Elijah Daniel

Los Angeles comedian Elijah Daniel, 22, and Donald Trump have a bit of a history. Earlier this year, while drunk on Twitter, Daniel wrote a tweet that changed the course of his life:

Daniel wrote the novel, published it on Amazon, and nearly reached the top of Amazon's humorous erotica charts. Now, Daniel and Trump are linked together once more.

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It began last week, when Daniel tweeted that he would get a tattoo of Donald Trump performing oral sex on a penis, if his tweet got 5,000 retweets.

The tweet got more than 5,000 retweets. (It now has almost 6,000.) And Daniel, a man of his word, was obligated to make good on his promise. So he announced that tonight, he's going to be getting the Trump tattoo at 6:30 PST, and streaming it on his Facebook page.

Daniel spoke to Fusion about why he would get a tattoo of such a graphic image, as well as the deeper significance of the tattoo.

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What inspired this? What brought you to the point in your life where this is happening?

I was on Twitter—drunk again, which is never a good mixture—and tweeted that if I got 5,000 retweets, that I'd get a Donald Trump sucking a dick tattoo. It was really going to happen no matter what. I was going to do it anyway. The retweets were just an excuse.

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But you also knew you were going to get enough retweets.

Oh, yeah, I knew it was going to happen either way. I was already looking at tattoo artists to have it done.

So this is a genre of tattoo?

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Yeah, actually, there's this artist at Timeless Tattoo in LA. My friend Chris, who works there, was like, "Hey, we have an artist that does crazy shit." Then he sent me a shark with two huge muscle arms, and I was like, yes, she's the one. And then yesterday I got a text from an unknown number that was just a drawing of a picture of Trump with a dick in his mouth. And I was just, like, who the fuck is this? Turns out it was the tattoo artist.

Where's this tattoo gonna go?

I'm thinking trashy ankle tattoo, where a white trash girl would get a rose or something. That's pretty much the only real good spot I have. Because I definitely want that one visible, but not too visible.

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That one's not going to be the face tattoo.

Well, I would. I would get that as a face tattoo, probably. I'll get there eventually.

Maybe 10,000 retweets for that one.

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Eleven-thousand maybe.

Do you have a plan of how you're going to explain it to people?

Nope. Just gonna be like, here's a tattoo of Donald Trump sucking a dick. I have Taco Bell tattooed on my hand, so that's kind of an icebreaker for it. Like, here's Taco Bell on my hand, and here's Donald Trump sucking a dick on my leg.

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Let's close-read this tattoo. What's the underlying political sentiment of Donald Trump performing fellatio?

The political statement I'm making is suck a dick. That's my political views. Just suck a dick—I have no political affiliation anymore. It's just: suck a dick, to everyone.

So—just fuck the general populace?

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Yeah, not just to Trump, just to everyone. Suck a dick. Take it in any way.

In that sense, you're aligning yourself with Trump, right? You and Trump both want to tell the whole world to suck a dick.

Yeah, I guess so. I guess I'm his running mate now.

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Would you take the VP position if offered to you?

Oh, yeah. That would give me the power to fuck with a lot more people. That would give me a scarier platform.

You mentioned you wrote the Donald Trump erotica in the past. What about Trump as a character is inspiring to you?

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He's just an asshole. He can take a joke, it seems like, so I like to fuck with him. At this point, though, I've had enough good shit happen because of Donald Trump that it's like, "I'll get a tattoo of you." It's like a shitty ex-boyfriend you have a tattoo of. You think, Well, you were shitty, but I'm not going to get it covered up, because it was a good time.

Any other Trump-related projects on the horizon?

This is the grand finale.

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Final thoughts?

Just suck a dick.

Update: Here it is!

Michael Rosen is a reporter for Fusion based out of Oakland.