In the new and wonderful world of alternative facts, we’ve learned that when the truth is too hard to take, there’s nothing wrong with living in a fantasy.
That’s Twitter user Sarah Lerner’s take, anyway: She’s created “Alt-POTUS 45”, a Twitter account that imagines what presidential tweets would be like if Hillary Clinton won the Electoral College.
DAY 9: STILL NO NAZIS ON THE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL OR IN MY MOTHERFUCKING WHITE HOUSE.
— Alt-POTUS 45 (@IfHillaryHad) January 30, 2017
DAY 14: Haven't caused a constitutional crisis. Told Trump to fuck off forever. High-fived Bob Ferguson. Had Bill whip up a meringue.
— Alt-POTUS 45 (@IfHillaryHad) February 4, 2017
Dishing out some of the drollest and driest political humor out there, Lerner also gives shellshocked progressives a momentary respite from the barrage of Trumpery. (And sends the First Husband on plenty of errands.)
DAY 17: Not making up fake terrorist attacks. Told Ryan/McConnell that they're hypocritical fucking sellouts. Sent Bill out for empanadas.
— Alt-POTUS 45 (@IfHillaryHad) February 6, 2017
The account calls up that inimitable Kate McKinnon-SNL energy and, really, that’s something we can all use more of. Below, Twitter has gathered the first 17 days of “Alt-POTUS 45” in a Moment.
Be sure to check out Sarah Lerner’s Twitter, too.