Satirical Article Says Trump Sets Travel Ban “World Record”

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According to a satirical piece in The New Yorker, President Trump has “notched the first major achievement of his presidency” – setting a “world record for unconstitutional travel bans.”

In his “The Borowitz Report,” a high-profile satirical column that frequently skewers the tasty target of Trump’s tweets and tantrums, Andy Borowitz imagined a scenario in which White House Press Secretary celebrated the achievement.

Borowitz wrote: “After the first unconstitutional travel ban, a lot of people questioned whether the President could follow it up with another unconstitutional one so quickly,” a gloating Spicer said. “I think he silenced a lot of doubters today.”

And the satirist suggested that Trump is not done yet. Once again channelling Spicer, Borowitz wrote:

“After the first unconstitutional travel ban, a lot of people questioned whether the President could follow it up with another unconstitutional one so quickly,” a gloating Spicer said. “I think he silenced a lot of doubters today.”

One thing this young administration has achieved is to bring new life into the grand old American history of political satire. Unfortunately, it’s sometimes hard to tell what is humour and what is actual government policy.




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