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02/02/2017 09:31 am ET | Updated Feb 02, 2017

'South Park' Guys To 'Back Off' Mocking Trump For A Sad Reason

"It's tricky now because satire has become reality."

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"South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone.

South Park” is done with Trump ― at least for the moment.

The show’s creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, said in an Australian interview Thursday that they’ve decided to “back off” on satirizing President Donald Trump because his administration is already creating tough-to-top comedy.

“It’s tricky now because satire has become reality,” Parker told the program “7.30.”

“It’s really hard to make fun of,” Parker continued. “...We were really trying to make fun of what was going on but we couldn’t keep up ... What was actually happening was way funnier than anything we could come up with.”

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

Stone added that fans have told them that they have “all this good material” as if the two should be happy about it. “It doesn’t feel that way,” Stone said.

In any case, the pair won’t be working on any new episodes for several months.

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