Promising the Impossible: Blinken’s Out of Tune Performance…

Things are looking dire for the Ukrainian war effort. Promises of victory…

Opposition Budget in Reply: Peter Dutton has no…

Solutions for Climate Australia Media Release National advocacy group Solutions for Climate Australia…

Understanding the risk

It's often claimed the major supermarkets would prefer to see tonnes of…

A Brutal Punishment: The Sentencing of David McBride

Sometimes, it’s best not to leave the issue of justice to the…

Climate pollution and petrol bills coming down as…

Climate Council Media Release AUSTRALIA IS OFF AND RACING on the road to…


It’s time we reckoned with what it means to become a corporatocracy.…

Plan B

By James Moore Every time there is a release of a New York…

Australian federal budget falls flat in tackling inequality:…

In response to the 2024 federal budget, Oxfam Australia Interim Director of…


Mr Trump Goes To Washington!

Of course, one wonders if Donald Trump will be able to overcome what I see as his biggest hurdle: finding a running mate. I mean, would you want to be his Vice President?

Picture the first day of Trump’s presidency. In the absence of an actual running mate, I’m going to use the name, “Mickey Mouse” to refer to the VP.

Trump – Right, now we need to get started. Where’s Mickey?

Mickey – I’m right here, Mr President.

Trump – Let’s start. What do you think my most significant promise was?

Mickey – I don’t know. They were all so good.

Trump – Excellent. Ok then, let’s start with the shutting down that Internet thingy. Could someone bring the Internet in here?

There is a silence.

Trump – Didn’t you hear me? I said that I wanted the Internet brought in here!

Intern – You can’t actually bring the Internet in here… It’s not actually a physical thing.

Trump – You’re fired!

Intern leaves.

Trump – You! Go and get the Internet. (A staffer dashes out) Ok, now what’s next?

Mickey – Well, you did say something about stopping Muslims entering the country…

Trump – You! Get onto that.

Staffer 2 – Exactly how do you want this to work? I mean does this include Muslims who live here who’ve popped out somewhere else on business.

Trump – Of course.

Staffer 2 – And how will we identify them?

Trump – Haven’t they been identified yet? Just what has our security service been doing?

Staffer 2 – But how will the people at the airport identify them?

Trump – By the big sandwich board that says “Beware! I am a Muslim”. That was one of my election pledges,

Staffer 2 – But even if we required American Muslims to wear something, the overseas ones aren’t subject to our laws, so…

Trump – NOT SUBJECT TO OUR LAWS? You’re fired, no wait… I think that’s called treason or something. Hand yourself in before I have to send the CIA to look for you!

Staffer 2 – Mr President, it’s not treason, it’s just that we can’t make people in other countries wear things to identify…

Trump – Didn’t you hear me? I said you were fired!

Staffer 2 – But then you changed your mind…

Trump – Take this guy out and have him shot and then start sending all the illegal immigrants back over the border immediately!

Staffer 3 – Mr President, before we do that, we’d have to identify them and that’s not easy.

Trump – Not easy? They’re the ones with moustaches and foreign sounding names like Pedro and Juan and Jesus.

Staffer 2 – Mr President, not all the Latinos are illegals.

Trump – Why hasn’t this guy been taken out and shot yet?

Staffer 2 – Sir, you can’t actually have me shot. Well, not without a trial anyway.

Trump – I can’t? But I’m President. When I was in charge at “The Apprentice” they let me do what I liked.

Staffer 3 – There are regulations and laws which outline your powers, Mr President.

Trump – Well, have them all cancelled. Mickey, how do I go about getting rid of all this red tape which stops me from doing what I want?

Mickey – Maybe if you called a state of emergency.

Trump – Excellent. Let’s do that then. That should boost our ratings.

Staffer 3 – Sir, with respect, this is not a TV show.

Trump – So? It’s still all about ratings.

Mickey – I don’t think we can just call a state of emergency without some reason.

Trump – Well come up with a reason or you’re fired too!

Mickey – You can’t fire me, I’m Vice-President.

Trump – So?

Mickey – Well, the Constitution makes it very clear that…

Trump – Constitution? Did our ancestors worry about the Constitution when they invited the British to Thanksgiving and served them tea because we weren’t allowed to vote for the King who’d lower our taxes.

Mickey – That’s not quite what happened, but our founding fathers actually wrote the Constitution.

Trump – So I can just ignore it, because it was written by a bunch of people who aren’t around to object.

Mickey – Mr President, surely our first priority is to pick your cabinet.

Trump – I don’t have time to worry about the furniture.

Mickey – No, your cabinet. The people who’ll be in charge of the various areas of government.

Trump – I’m in charge. I’m President.

Mickey – But you can’t be expected to be on top of everything. You need advice from…

Trump – If I’d taken advice, I’d never have got where I am. So get out of here all of you. And get Putin on the phone. I’ve got a merger proposal that I’d like to discuss with him.

Mickey – A merger?

Trump – Well, more like a takeover. But I think Putin’ll be more likely to agree if I call it a merger.

Mickey – Ok, Mr President. Just one last thing. Could you approve this before I go?

Trump – What is it?

Mickey – It’s a top-secret security matter. It’s called “Operation Oswald” and it’s absolutely vital to the security of this country. If you just sign it, we can commence and then you can put it right out of your head.

Trump – It was never in my head.

Mickey – Not yet…

Trump – Get started on those sandwich boards!


Like what we do at The AIMN?

You’ll like it even more knowing that your donation will help us to keep up the good fight.

Chuck in a few bucks and see just how far it goes!

Your contribution to help with the running costs of this site will be gratefully accepted.

You can donate through PayPal or credit card via the button below, or donate via bank transfer: BSB: 062500; A/c no: 10495969

Donate Button


Login here Register here
  1. Matters Not

    There’s ‘consumer’ power at work.

    In light of the recent statements made by the presidential candidate in the US media, we have suspended sale of all products from the Trump Home decor range,” Sachin Mundhwa, chief executive of the Landmark Group, added. Landmark Group is one of the biggest retail groups in the region, with 190 shops in the Middle East, Africa and Pakistan.


    But there’s one type of Muslim Trump really loves: The ones that make him big bucks. You see, if a Muslim can show Trump the money, then all those concerns he has with Muslims go right out the window of his private jet as he jets off to the Gulf to cash in.

    For example, Trump loves Hussain Sajwani, head of the Dubai luxury real estate company Damac Properties. Trump has called the Muslim Sajwani a “good friend” and a “great man,” among other accolades. And in May 2014, The Donald even flew off to Dubai to spend time with his Muslim friend as they announced the massive real estate project they were teaming up to create in the United Arab Emirates.

  2. Mick

    I hope when Mickey Mouse’s Opertaion Oswald gets to the business end of things nobody yells out, “Donald, Duck!”

  3. kizhmet

    What is scary is the skit is probably just about spot on!

    @Mick – I laughed hard and long! thank you for the (badly needed) belly laugh!

  4. Bronte ALLAN

    God help America & God help the world if this obscenely wealthy buffoon gets into power! America should have compulsory voting, at least then maybe, the “best” person for the job may get in. Far too often the extreme right wing & red neck votes are (it seems) almost the only votes that count on their polling days! One would hope that enough “ordinary” Americans with commonsense would not elect this idiot.

  5. RosemaryJ36

    We do have compulsory voting yet Bronte ALLAN’s comment could equally well apply to Australia!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

The maximum upload file size: 2 MB. You can upload: image, audio, video, document, spreadsheet, interactive, text, archive, code, other. Links to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other services inserted in the comment text will be automatically embedded. Drop file here

Return to home page