Tomorrow is April 1 and Spring finally arrives in Maine. Of course, there is snow in the forecast, but the twelve to eighteen inches predicted earlier in the week has been whittled down to one to three inches.
Turning the calendar to April also means the celebration of April Fool’s Day. Which reminds me…Donald Trump is still the President of the United States.
It’s Friday night, Winter has only a few hours left, and April Fool’s Day is on the horizon. Sounds like a perfect storm for this week’s Friday Night Think Tank!
I can’t think of a better way to welcome April and Spring to Maine than by forming some Deep Thoughts on a very foolish topic…
This wee’s topic: When we wake up tomorrow and learn that the Trump Presidency has been one extended April Fool’s Day joke, will you be more upset at Donald Trump for making us suffer through his version of America for nine weeks, or at Hillary Clinton for going along with the joke and allowing Clockwork Orange to crush America’s spirit for so long?
I suppose the most important thing to remember is that the revelation of the grand prank means that Donald Trump isn’t really the President of the United States.
Let that sink in for a few minutes, do a little happy dance, and then cancel those plans to move to Canada.
Once you’ve done that, it’s okay to lose your $%^& and freak the !@#% out for like ten to twelve hours!
I would definitely be upset at Trump because he took the joke way too far and sent the country into a panic.
At some point, you’ve got to take your foot off the gas, wink at the camera, and let the audience know it’s just all an extended skit and no one was really hurt in the making of this April Fool’s joke.
Trump’s overacting in the role of the clueless, venomous, spiteful American President was ridiculously over the top and made William Shatner’s Captain Kirk look like a performance deserving of an EMMY.
I’m no fool, either, Modern Philosophers. I know that Trump wasn’t always acting and definitely meant some of the things he said. Like promising to build a wall along the Mexican border and vowing to force Mexico to pay for it. That was obviously one of the centerpieces of the April Fool’s joke. No one in his right mind would think such a thing could be done, and yet, something tells me Trump kinda, sorta would try to do it if he really did become President.
As if that would ever happen. We have the Electoral College and extensive firewalls on the computers to make sure a Presidential Election is never rigged and the definitive loser of the popular vote isn’t allowed to claim he’s the winner.
Why in the world did she ever agree to go along with this charade? Did Ashton Kutcher convince her that one last, extended episode of Punk’d would forever make her cool in the eyes of Millennials?
Did Trump have something to blackmail her with to force her to go into hiding for a few months so he could pretend to ruin..I mean..run the country? You would need to have some serious dirt on someone to use blackmail to influence a Presidential Election.
Thank Zeus we live in a time where that sort of thing could never happen!
So in the end, I guess I’d be equally angry at Trump and Hillary. In fact, I’d force them to both walk away as punishment and hand the keys to the White House to Bernie Sanders!
What do you think about this one, Modern Philosophers?
Happy April Fool’s Day!
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