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Donald Trump shames President Obama for watching 'Star Wars'

Technically Incorrect: In a new campaign ad, the leading Republican candidate insists that serious presidents don't watch sci-fi movies at times like this.

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.


It's like the beginning of movie, isn't it?

Donald Trump/Instagram screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET

It's OK to watch "the shows," as some refer to the Sunday morning political gabfests.

On "the shows," you see, the issues of the day are debated by the most intelligent people in America.

It's not OK to watch movies, however.

Movies are mere entertainment and we can't have a president who's, say, from the entertainment world, can we?

Please forgive me, I'm merely burrowing beneath the scalp of leading Republican presidential wannabe Donald Trump and trying to understand what lies therein.

I've been moved to do this by a new campaign ad, posted to Instagram by the great man himself, in which he takes President Obama to task.

We need a real President!

A video posted by Donald J. Trump (@realdonaldtrump) on

The president's latest sin: Finishing his last press conference of the year, on December 18, by excusing himself because he has to go see "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

We are in a serious war, contends Trump. This is no time to be going off to the movies, even if it's to see a movie that most Americans care more about than they care about war. And even if at that screening were a number of children whose families suffered bereavements during the Iraq War.

It's time, Trump says, for a leader with real priorities. Could this be a leader whose real priorities are building a very large wall along the Mexican border, tossing out 11 million immigrants and cooing at Russian president Vladimir Putin?

I couldn't possibly comment.

However, as the new year settles upon us and the effects of the new "Star Wars" movie begin to subside, we all wonder what 2016 might bring.

Will it bring a president who is au fait with the Internet and much of what's happening on it? Or will it be a president who believes we can turn off the parts of the Internet that displease us?

What force will we awaken to in November? I shudder to imagine, but I hope your new year brings more stars than wars.