All of this would be funny if it weren’t actually true…
When Donald Trump becomes the next US President (yes, this is really happening, it’s not all a surrealist nightmare), he will immediately have access to, and sole launch authority for, all of America’s nuclear weapons.
Trump will be accompanied at all times by a military aide carrying what is known as the nuclear ‘football’, the US loving nothing more than an inappropriately trivial sporting reference to refer to a catastrophically devastating act of destruction. This is, after all, the same country that based its judicial system for incarceration on a baseball analogy: three strikes and you’re out (actually meaning in, jail, for life). What next? Referring to the death penalty by lethal injection as ‘a hole in one’?
Anyway, this nuclear ‘football’ contains all the necessary documents and codes for vaporising enemies of the States.
We now can’t help thinking of Kenny Everett’s General Cheeseburger character and catchphrase, all of which now seems eerily prescient and ominously prophetic.
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