New US President Donald Trump has begun the process of undoing any laws he doesn’t agree with, including the Affordable Care Act, same-sex marriage and the incoming tide.
“We want to waste no time getting this proud country back to where it used to be,” explained Trump to an audience of Russian journalists.
“That basically means rolling back anything progressive that’s happened in the last few decades.”
“To illustrate this by means of a giant salty metaphor, I will this afternoon sit on the beach and command the tide not to come in.”
“For too long, ordinary Americans have been forced to watch the tide cover their proud beaches with its briny wetness, well no more. It’s going to stay out until we work out what’s going on.”
“We’re going to build a sea wall, and the ocean is going to pay for this.”
There was some scepticism that Trump would be able to deliver on his tidal manifesto, although some pointed out that if there was anyone the sea would happily avoid, it would be the new President.
As Trump headed off to the beach, his supporters chanted their new slogan: “Yes we CANUTE!”
- Hat tip to Bob Blundell for the sea wall line.