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‘South Park’ Creators To ‘Back Off’ Trump

Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter

“South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone said Thursday they plan to “back off” mocking President Donald Trump.

On ABC News Australia, pair said last season it became difficult to make fun of what was happening during the election because reality was “much funnier than anything” they could write. (RELATED: ‘South Park’ Mocks Black Lives Matter, Colin Kaepernick In Season Opener)

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“It’s really tricky now because satire has kind of become reality,” Parker said. “And so it’s really hard to make fun of. And we actually in the last season of South Park–which just ended a month-and-a-half ago–we were really trying to make fun of what was going on but we couldn’t keep up and what was actually happening was much funnier than anything we could come up with.” (RELATED: ‘South Park’ Absolutely Lampoons Caitlyn Jenner [VIDEO])

“So we decided to just kind of back off and let them do their comedy and we’ll do ours,” he added.

“Yeah, take a little break,” Stone interjected. “Let everyone in government do their comedy for a little bit.”

The reporter asked the duo if they thought a Trump presidency was the”golden age of satire.”

“Well he’s certainly trying,” Stone responded. “We don’t have to do more “South Parks” for like eight months. People say to us all the time ‘oh you guys are getting all this good material.'”

“Like they are happy about some of the stuff that’s happening,” he added. “But I don’t know if that’s true. It does not feel that way.”

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Last season, “South Park” teacher Mr. Garrison decided to run for president. Garrison was recreated to have similar characteristics of the president, including his mannerisms and his appearance.

The two were in Melbourne for the premiere of their Broadway hit, “The Book of Mormon.”