An Executive Temper Tantrum

C2BFAD03-C6DD-44BD-BAEF-61AC371A2AA7I need more!” he screamed, pounding his fists on his large desk. “I will not tolerate another day like yesterday. How dare that Caspar Milquetoast of a congressman, that mouse of a man, dictate to me what I can and can’t do? I find that offensive. I’m the goddam President of the United States for crissake. I can do whatever the fuck I want to do, do you hear me? If I want to put this country up for sale to the highest bidder, I can fucking do it, do you hear me?”

The president’s son-in-law looked up at his father-in-law and said, “So what more do you need from us, sir?”

“I need a plan, a strategy, a distraction, a diversion!” the president bellowed. “I need something to get people to stop talking about impeachment. I need a goddam war!”

One White House aide leaned over to another aide and whispered, “This is the very definition of insanity.”


Written for Rachel Poli’s Time To Write Sentence Starter (“I need more”), for Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Tale Weaver prompt (For Sale), and for these daily prompts: Word of the Day Challenge (yesterday), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (milquetoast), Daily Addictions (mouse), Your Daily Word Prompt (dictate), The Daily Spur (offensive), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (insanity).

17 thoughts on “An Executive Temper Tantrum

  1. Marilyn Armstrong October 4, 2019 / 5:27 pm

    If he puts the country up for sale, you think China would buy us? I think they own most of us already.

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  2. odell01 October 4, 2019 / 5:40 pm

    I would take it you’re an American–the political news stories in your nation must be something else.

    It’s evident what side of the table you’re sitting if I am guessing correctly. Your language, though–I would be loathed to think the most powerful man in the world gets that unkind! Dear me.

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    • Fandango October 4, 2019 / 10:37 pm

      Yes, I am an American. And yes, I make no effort to hide what side of the table I’m sitting on. As to the language the most powerful man in the world uses, my little fictional post just scratched the surface. He’s a real potty mouth behind closed doors, I’ve heard.

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      • Marleen October 5, 2019 / 3:12 am

        He said, in public, recently, that somebody couldn’t carry somebody else’s “blank strap” (I don’t remember which people this was about). And he repeated it and drew attention to it and made sure everyone was paying attention to it. What a weird thing to say.

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  3. newepicauthor October 4, 2019 / 6:08 pm

    This would be funny if it were not based so closely on true events.

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  4. Michael October 4, 2019 / 6:51 pm

    Thanks for the contribution so sad isn’t it.

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  5. Tatiana October 4, 2019 / 8:58 pm

    Very funny, but not funny for US-ers, and maybe not only… Unfortunately, you caught the reality exactly what it is. What a great picture!

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    • Fandango October 5, 2019 / 10:59 am

      As they say on SVU Law & Order, my story was “Ripped from the Headlines.”

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