Co-creators and stars Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer explained to The Hollywood Reporter the reasoning behind bleeping the president's name anytime it's used in the next season of their show.
"We just got to a point where in real life we're talking about the current administration, we're talking about Trump and it sounds so gross every day saying it so many times and we just didn't want to share airtime," Glazer said. "He's got enough, and I also don't even want to hear the word. It's a different kind of joke."
The ladies say the idea to censor Trump's name came after he won the 2016 presidential election as they were writing their upcoming fourth season.
"We came up with it in the writers room because he was elected president and we were like, 'Ugh, we can't deal with this,'" Glazer said. "We did more rewriting than ever before, more creatively than logistically ... because the election happened and the world changed, or solidified in a way."
Of course, they could just avoid having Trump in any of their story lines, but both Glazer and Jacobson agreed they had to talk about him.
"This is a thing that's happening right now. This is happening in the other Abbi and Ilana's lives, so this is something they're going to be talking about," Jacobson said. "For us to not be talking about it in the show would be insane."
"I think you can see in the industry everybody's message is becoming clear," Glazer said. "It's not just casual, and if you're going to talk about it, you have to clearly state your beliefs and where you stand ethically or politically. So our message is heightened and crystallized this year after our hiatus."
Aside from just their own hit show, the pair also noted that most of television has shifted in recent days, tackling a political conversation in their scripts.
"I think you can see in the industry everybody's message is becoming clear," Glazer said. "It's not just casual, and if you're going to talk about it, you have to clearly state your beliefs and where you stand ethically or politically."