It is good to remember the role of the Jester in literature, as shown in Shakespeare’s plays.
In literature, the jester is symbolic of common sense and of honesty, notably in King Lear, where the court jester is a character used for insight and advice on the part of the monarch, taking advantage of his license to mock and speak freely to dispense frank observations and highlight the folly of his monarch. This presents a clashing irony as a “greater” man could dispense the same advice and find himself being detained in the dungeons or even executed. Only as the lowliest member of the court can the jester be the monarch’s most useful adviser.
Remember that the next time you hear some SJW or member of the left refer to Trump as a clown. He may be amongst the elite, but he is not of them, as they violently screech like bodysnatchers that “he’s not one of them” and struggle without cease to mock him, belittle him as a fool, and get rid of him. By not being a political creature, he was able to tell at least some truths that even nominal conservatives and GOP members would rather no longer face no matter how many promises they have to sell out.