Sometimes the news does its own heavy lifting as a piece of dark satire...

President Trump will award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to economist Arthur Laffer, one of the founding theorists of supply-side economics, the White House said on Friday.

The White House described Mr. Laffer as “one of the most influential economists in American history” and noted his namesake theory, the “Laffer Curve,” which posits that lower tax rates can increase government revenue by spurring investment.

One doesn't think of the Medal of Freedom as a particularly troll-centric piece of hardware, but this choice is a next-level brilliant addition to the medium.

We look forward to the next recipient of this award: Steve Ballmer for his early thoughts on the iPhone.

Trump to Award Economist Arthur Laffer the Presidential Medal of Freedom [WSJ]