At first I thought it was a joke that Donald Trump, a man born with a silver spoon in his mouth, a failed real estate tycoon, and a TV reality show star with no political experience would be seriously running for President of the United States. Most others thought it was a joke, too.
But as illogical as it sounds, he won the Republican nomination and in November 2016, he managed, despite losing the popular vote by almost three million, to achieve a surprising victory in the Electoral College. And on January 20, 2017, he was sworn in as the 45th American president.
Little did most of us know that his election would turn out to be an augury of the fall of the American democracy.
An now, with an election just a few days away, I have an ominous feeling that the worst president in American history may, somehow, pull off another “victory” handed to him by a stacked, Republican Supreme Court.
And that, my friends, is no joke.
Written for the Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Sunday Writing Prompt, which is to write a story that contains or make reference to a joke of some kind. Also for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (spoon), The Daily Spur (illogical), Word of the Day Challenge (surprising), Your Daily Word Prompt (augury), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (ominous).