Thanks to intercession by the Republican National Committee, Donald Trump’s campaign staff includes damage control officers – 153,000 at last count. These damage control officers work the phones and appear on TV interviews, trying to explain Trump’s crazy comments, gaffes, and strange statements. “We’ve had a heck of a time making sense of what he says,” said a Trump operative off the record. “Every morning at 6 a.m. we have a meeting of the head damage control officers in an auditorium to work out how to walk back Trump’s statements, and figure out some spin that will make them acceptable to the public.” But as many damage control people as they have, every one is working 20-hour days. Now with Trump’s statements like “The Second Amendment (meaning gun owners) people will take care of Hillary,” the work has just exploded. The RNC is advertising for 25,000 more damage control people, “and we need them immediately,” said the Trump operative. “Maybe we’ll eventually have to outsource the jobs to India or someplace.”
Presidential candidate Donald Trump surprised the country by today announcing his choice for Vice President, and it was completely unexpected. Despite his previous “short list” of Mike Spence, Chris Christie and Newt Gingrich, Trump said he has chosen actresses Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen to be his co-Vice Presidents. “”Mary-Kate and Ashley are amazing,” said Trump in making the announcement. “They’re fighters, they’ve been all over the world, they’re smart, and they can be in two places at the same time, which is important to me.” The choice sets several precedents – the first twins, the first non-politicians, the first actresses, and the youngest candidates for Vice President ever to run. “They’re only 30,” said Trump, “and they make Hillary look like she’s 90. They’re very versatile, both of them, and they’ll look incredible on our campaign posters.” The choice still has to be approved by the delegates to the Republican convention, but Trump is confident they’ll be approved. “Once they see these girls in person, there will be no problem, I guarantee you.”
In a shocking development, it was revealed today that Presidential candidate Donald Trump had been genetically modified before birth – the first time a human had DNA from other organisms combined with his or her own. This fact was discovered after a reporter covering Trump sent a sample of Trump’s saliva – wiped from the reporter’s own face after a press conference – to a genetic tracing laboratory. The resulting DNA report detailed Trump’s Scottish and German heritage – but also the surprising fact that the billionaire shared DNA with a Japanese blowfish and a carrot. “There’s no telling how his DNA became so bizarre,” said the reporter. “Maybe Trump’s father Fred had it done in 1946 before Donald was born. It’s also possible that Trump’s mother had been abducted by aliens and her baby’s DNA modified for some reason. In either case, it’s the first case of human genetic engineering on record.” Trump’s blowfish and carrot relatives account for much of his behavior and appearance.
Not content with a typical campaign video, Presidential candidate Donald Trump announced he has financed a complete theatrical motion picture. “It’s costing a billion dollars,” Trump said in announcing the film. “I’m producing it myself. It’s the most amazing movie ever made. It’s all about me and America. We go to all the best places – Mount Rushmore, the Statue of Liberty, Mount Vernon, my casino – and we’re bringing in all the best people – me, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln – big, big people. You know, it’s amazing what you can do with computers these days. I’ll be renting the best theaters to run my movie 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – and more, if available. Everybody will want to see it, and I mean everybody. We’re going to invite Congress, the Supreme Court, the Queen of England, the Pope, the top, top Hollywood celebrities, everybody. Listen, if this movie doesn’t win all the Oscars, all the awards, I’ll be very, very surprised. When I’m President, I’ll buy all the networks and run this movie forever.”
Not long after Bruce Jenner announced that he has become Caitlyn, a Democratic Congressman from California has become the first tran-species member of the House of Representatives – and is running for President. Growing up in Oakland, Fred Presser had looked like a human male, but he said he confided to friends that inside he was a horse. “So I made the switch,” he said in announcing his candidacy. “I took the hormones, I had the injections, I had the surgery and transplants, and now I am a horse. I’m running for President to call attention to the trans-species animals among us. I can run faster than any other candidate, and I think I’ve got a good shot at winning as the first true dark-horse candidate.”