The New Yorker: Obama Willing To Serve As ‘Temporary President’ While Trump Undergoes Psych Evaluation?

by Tiffiny Ruegner | May 22, 2017 4:46 pm

The Borowitz Report [1]is a New Yorker top special columnist (Satire):

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Amid concerns about Donald Trump’s fitness to be President, former President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that he was willing to serve as “temp President” while Trump undergoes psychiatric evaluation.

“It would just be a temp thing,” Obama told reporters. “As soon as psychiatrists determine that Donald Trump is mentally stable and fit to serve as the most powerful officeholder in the world, I’d step aside.”

Obama said that he was a “logical choice” to serve as temp President because of his eight years in the White House. “For starters, I know how the light switches work,” he said.

Obama said that, once installed as temp President, he would look after the day-to-day running of the White House: “You know—vetoing bills, naming Supreme Court Justices, that kind of thing.”

Asked how he envisioned his working relationship with Vice-President Mike Pence, Obama said, “I think Mike has been working so darn hard, he really deserves a vacation. Joe Biden has said he’ll fill in for a while.”

If you haven’t guessed by now, he’s a satirical writer. Firstly, it’s clearly a joke because we haven’t had a more sane President in the Whitehouse for years, and it’s quite refreshing. Secondly, I would bet you anything I owned that Liberals would become titillated at the idea. But for sure the entire country would break apart if Lady Liberty found out she would have to be under the rule of the Obama or Clinton families ever again. Thank goodness this isn’t true and thank Mr. Borowitz for the laugh.

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