We tracked down President Trump in a bathroom at his Mar a Lago resort in Florida, after he returned from yet another critical golf outing where some 17 Secret Service golf carts dutifully followed him. Trump started our interview, with our Mar a Lago correspondent Izzy “Goodtimes” Smyth, by first lamenting that the fake news fashion mags declined to put his wife, a former model, on the cover of any of their “Democrat-run rags.” Our reporter, who has never won any awards, took it from there.
IS: So, Mr. President, how’s it going? (Ed. note: How about that start? Izzy is one our best!)
DJT: Great. Great. Never better. Sydney Powell, one of my most trusted advisors, gave me the best advice ever. She told me I have the power to cancel 2020, which is what I intend to do after I get another round in tomorrow, which is Saturday. I never miss golf on Saturdays.
IS: Whoa. You’re telling me you’re going to cancel the entire year as if it never happened. How in the world will you do that?
DJT: No problem. Rudy, Sydney, Pompeo, and my new AJ tell me to just keep saying it’s true over and over and, like magic, people will eventually believe it. It’s like herd immunity, except I call it herd lunacy. See, it’s genius. It’s really not much different than what I’ve done my whole life. And look where it’s gotten me!
IS: I see. So, like, none of 2020 ever happened, kind of, I mean, like…
DJT: Exactly, Izzy. You got it. Put it down in your paper just like that. My enemies will say, conspiracy theory. Well I’ll give them a conspiracy all right: one that says Covid, the election, the blown economy, unemployment, 325K dead, my lousy rounds of golf, masks, the fly on Pence’s head, social distancing, empty sports stadiums, even the slights to my hot wife never happened. I already got 74 million voters who will swallow that hook, line, and stinker.
IS: That’s sinker, Sir.
DJT: Listen, Izzard. Never correct me. Understand? Never correct the President of the United State.
IS: That’s States, Sir.
DJT: OK, that’s it. Outta here. I got lunch to get to, and I never miss lunch. I think it’s lobster and steak today, same as yesterday.
IS: But if the year is canceled, has our meeting ever really happened, Sir?
DJT: Ah… well. Check that with Rudy and Sydney and Sydney’s ace consultant Tore. They’re handling all the details. Don’t confuse me, Izzy. I like to stay focused, you know. They’ve prepared a revised calendar for me to sign as an Executive Order, and I’ve arranged for the Ball at Times Square to say 2020 when it drops. Like I said, genius. Don’t you agree?
IS: Well…I was just thinking…there might some problems…around… that approach… to the problems… the country…is feeling right now.
DJT: Don’t think, IM. Just do as I say. This’ll work. Just listen to those people outside cheering for me. Stop the Steal. Love it. Gotta run. Don’t worry. It’ll be like a miracle. Just like Groundhog Day. A do-over. Ha Ha. Genius.
Oh, Izzy, flush that toilet for me, would you. I’m very cautious about germs, you know.
So we’ll see you tomorrow, gentle readers. Or today, or yesterday, or whenever. When we figure it out, we’ll be sure to let you know. In the meantime, keep those donations pouring in, but just please leave off the date until we get this rather shocking new paradigm sorted out.
Chris Nelson says
Mr. Altschuler, Just hiked Sky Trail today and thought of you and your wonderfuly inspiringbook, Mindful Hiker. Wondering when last time you hiked Sky was. Fire damage pretty extensive but there’s already new growth. Anyway, am a big fan of all your hiking/walking books—thank you for writing them, and this important blog.
Stephen Altschuler says
Nice to hear from you, Chris. Always eager to get news of Point Reyes, a soul home of mine. It’s been awhile since I hiked the Sky. I’ve had some serious medical issues in the past few years, and can’t hike the way I used to. As part of my recovery, my wife and I moved to southwestern Washington, so am no longer in range of a quick trip to the Marin coast. I’ve heard about the recent fire and am glad to hear of your report of new growth that is already appearing on Sky Trail. Am hoping the Woodward Valley Trail, one of my favorites, is recovering as well.
I’m really happy to hear you’ve enjoyed my books, Chris. I’m working on a revision of one of them now about my time in a cabin in New Hampshire and then returning to the city via Berkeley. Will keep subscribers of this blog posted on its publication.
Thanks so much for commenting, and continued happy hiking in the New Year.