WASHINGTON, D.C. — Citing the fact that he already lives in Washington and is “kinda familiar” with the job duties, former President Barack Hussein Obama (D-Kenya) has offered to fill-in for President Trump, should the federal government remain shut down.
Obama, on his way out to pick up the dry cleaning for former First Lady Michelle Obama, was stopped by reporters and asked about the current governmental shutdown. For more than two weeks, President Donald Trump has been locked in a budgetary battle, demanding that Congressional Democrats agree to another $5 billion in funding for the southern border wall he promised to his base during the 2016 presidential election.
Obama said it would be a “shame if Republicans can’t manage things even when they control literally almost the entire government.” But that should a shutdown come to pass, he would step in for Trump.
“Hey, I’ve really enjoyed my time off after eight long years of actually working and not just tweeting and golfing,” Obama said. “But if you guys need a pinch-president, I’ll be your Huckleberry for a couple weeks…couple months…until Bob Mueller finishes his investigation…you know, whenever.”
Obama said that while it may be “like riding a bike at first,” he’s sure he can “get back into the swing of things” in a relatively short period of time.
“Kinda feels like I still got my hands on the economy anyway,” Obama said.
Constitutionally, Obama says he’s on solid footing, as he’d only be serving using his “temporary Sharia president guidelines” which he secretly slipped into the Constitution in 2011, “just in case,” he said.
“Besides, no one elected me to a third term; I’d just be sort of, you know, keeping the lights on and the seat warm,” Obama said with a smile.
Security shouldn’t be an issue, at least according to President Obama.
“I hid a key under a bush on the front lawn, so unless someone picked it up, I can let myself in,” the former president said.
The White House did not respond to requests for comment on this story.
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