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Mike Diva Talks Trump, New Landscape for Creators on the WT Podcast

Check out our interview with internet star Mike Diva here.

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  • Welcome back to the What's Trending podcast! Last week we checked in with Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin. This week, Mike Diva stopped by the podcast to talk about his hit Donald Trump commercial, life as a creator on YouTube, and much more. Listen to the full podcast on iTunes here or on Soundcloud below, check out a highlight from the podcast above, and read on for more.

    Mike Diva has had videos hit hard online before. We covered his videos Kazoo Kid - Trap Remix and Proxy: A Slender Man Fan Film when they first broke through, and who can forget Sexy Sax Man?

    Of all his videos, though, the Japanese Trump Commercial might be his most talked-about yet. In case you haven't seen it, here's the original video:

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  • It's pretty amazing that, on a place as hateful as YouTube, Mike Diva's video has gotten such a positive response — despite featuring Trump side-by-side with Nazi imagery. But that's what happens when you're as talented as he is: sometimes, people will set aside their politics and just appreciate a genius video.

    Not everything is great news, though. We talked to Diva at length about the changes in YouTube's landscape, including how hard it is to get started nowadays, and the potential rise of Facebook as a challenger to the YouTube ecosystem. Check out the full podcast on Soundcloud here:

  • What was your favorite part of the podcast? Let us know in the comments below or @WhatsTrending on Twitter!

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