“Sir, are you worried about the latest polls that show you up to 14 points behind your opinion?” the reporter asked.
“No, I’m not worried at all,” the president said. “Americans have the memory of a goldfish. By the time November comes, they’ll forget about how I mangled this whole COVID-19 mess, my support for white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and police brutality, or my antipathy toward women who object to letting me grab their pussies. They won’t care about how I’ve sold out our country to Russia and other dictators around the world while alienating our global allies. This whole race war will be behind us, as will how I have mistreated immigrants, The corruption coming from the White House will be forgotten and no one will remember that I was impeached, or that I tried to bribe other world leaders to get dirt on my opponent.”
“You don’t think too highly of the people you serve,” the reporter said.
“Actually, I love the American people,” the president responded. “They’re stupid. The stock market is doing great and even though half of the people are clueless about what the stock market really is, they think I’m a genius businessman who has saved our economy. They don’t believe the fake news media and they eat up the thousands of lies I’ve told them.”
“Sir, are you joking? Are you being sarcastic?” the reporter asked.
The president interrupted her. “I don’t joke. Stop asking such stupid questions. Just remember come November that time is on my side. The voters might say today that they want to be free, but they’ll come runnin’ back to me, yeah.”
Written for Paula Light’s Thursday Inspiration prompt, with the theme “time.” Image from the Happy Color app.