Upon hearing that Donald Trump’s father was born in Germany, I had a moment of elation and celebration. Foreign nationals cannot be the president of the United States. I had a vision of ICE escorting Trump to a plane (not Air Force one!) for deportation. Well, at the least we’d be able to see Trump’s birth certificate. Sweet irony that!
But then I ran into this headline from the New Yorker satirist Andy Borowitz, Germany Demands Apology After Trump Claims Father Was Born There.
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—German Chancellor Angela Merkel demanded that Donald Trump issue a “complete and sincere apology” to the German people, after Trump claimed incorrectly, on Tuesday, that his father was born in Germany.
“Of the many insulting things that Donald Trump could say to the German people, alleging that his father was born here is by far the most hurtful,” she said. “He must take it back at once.”
Merkel said that Germany would consider breaking off diplomatic relations with the U.S. immediately if Trump did not acknowledge “that his father was born somewhere else.”
Despite widely available evidence that Trump’s father, Fred Trump, was born in the Bronx, the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, stuck by Trump’s story on Tuesday afternoon. “The President is proud that his father was born in a great foreign country like Germany, and not in a bad foreign country like Puerto Rico,” she said.
Be still my beating heart. There is still a possibility of Trump being deported. Germany might not work out but another great foreign country like Russia …