The extended metaphor, the purpose for which is still not entirely clear, goes on to liken mantle clock Cogsworth to Arizona Senator John McCain, and candlestick Lumiere to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, because, says Thompson, "they are always arguing". Thompson has not yet commented on which member of Trump's administration could substitute for the wardrobe character, Wardrobe. "I was toying with Betsy DeVos, but I couldn't make it work," he says.
Thompson says the part of the tortured Trump/Beast metaphor he is most proud of was when he realised that Sarah Palin could stand in for Mrs Potts - not only because she helped start the Tea Party political movement, but also because she is a woman. "Yeah, there aren't many of those to choose from, I'll admit," says Thompson.
As yet, Thompson has been unable to find any place in the metaphor for either Hillary Clinton or outgoing President Barack Obama, although he claims that either would make good candidates for the witch that curses the Beast in the opening act.
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