WASHINGTON – In a move that some called “surprising,” and others called “inevitable,” Temporary President Trump has nominated himself to be appointed to the Supreme Court, filling the vacant seat left by beloved Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Many question the legality of the move, although legality is not something that TP Trump has been concerned with much in the past.
“A lot of people are telling me, ‘oh, it’s not legal,’ you know?” TP Trump told the two reporters currently tied up in the White House basement. “But hey, once I’m on the Supreme Court, I can make it legal, so I don’t really see the issue here.”
Congressional Democrats were furious after the announcement was made and vowed to do everything in their power to block the nomination, contending that one can’t be President and also on the Supreme Court. Paint the move as a “power grab,” Nancy Pelosi swore to use very stern language and give withering glances for minutes at a time until Republicans promised to withdraw support.
One person who seemed fine with the announcement was Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who said that he would bring the nomination before the Senate for a vote by the end of the week. “I think it’s very appropriate for a sitting US President to also sit on the Supreme Court,” McConnell told supporters at a campaign rally Monday morning. “With all the Democrats have done to hold up the good agenda of the American people, I think they’re looking for a little action in Washington. This would really shake things up.”
“Tell me where it says in the Constitution that I can’t do this,” TP Trump demanded. “You won’t find it. I’ve read it, and it doesn’t say it. And honestly, I loved Ruth, and she was always telling me, ‘Donald, when I go, I wish you could fill my seat.’ Seriously, she said that to me, all the time she would say that. And it’s a lifetime appointment! Just like the presidency will be, once I become Chief Justice.”
The White House refused to comment on rumors that TP Trump would attempt to name himself Speaker of the House sometime in 2021, but did admit that it “sounded like a pretty good idea.”