In America on Sunday morning, thousands did as they always do and unfurled their copy of The Boston Globe.
“Deportations to begin.”
“US soldiers refuse orders to kill ISIS families.”
“Bank glitch halts border wall work.”
“Trump on Nobel prize short list.”
These were the headlines. Well, at least what The Globe fears they might be if Donald Trump becomes President.
via The Boston Globe.
The newspaper, one of the United States' most read, used a fake front page on its Sunday Ideas section to offer its readers a glimpse at what life might be like in April 2017, roughly six months after this year's election.
The world they presented is a frightening, dystopian place where a wall is being erected along the US-Mexico border, where trade wars have trashed the economy, where Kid Rock is the ambassador to Japan...
But it's not entirely fictional. Many of the quotes used in the phony stories came directly from Trump's lips, including his pledge to deport illegal workers "so fast your head will spin". And also his assertion that "70 to 75 per cent of reporters are absolutely dishonest. Absolute scum. Remember that. Scum."