People suspected there were disgusting things going on at the White House since Donald Trump took office, but the fact that the place is now literally infested with vermin seems almost too on the nose? Like, if nature is playing a joke, it should be more subtle. However, it seems there is a literal infestation of several household pests over at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
The Hill reports that there have been complaints of mice, cockroaches, and ants throughout the building, with one colony of the latter in John Kelly's office. Like that guy needed anything else making his job any harder or more unpleasant!
Also, someone broke a toilet in the Oval Office? Is anyone but 45 allowed to use that?
The conditions sound less than optimal for a slum hotel (or one of the Trump family's apartment buildings, maybe), let alone the home of the President and the main place of business for the country's executive branch.
People are amused by these disgusting developments, as both a metaphor and a punishment for the administration within. Twitter leapt on the news to make cracks about the Trump family and Trump's administration being the actual vermin overrunning the place. My question is, if we're using pests as a metaphor for the President and his cronies, who is the exterminator in this situation? Democratic leadership? The press? There's a common saying among journalists that sunlight is the best disinfectant (borrowed from legendary Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis.
But I think something stronger than sunlight might be in order for this infestation, both the metaphorical one and the literal one giving Trump's staff and the White House Press Corps the willies. Anyway, on with the jokes.
These jokes will last through the holidays, at least.
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