Trump Orders Bill Barr to Investigate Nation's Ramps | The New Yorker
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By: Andy Borowitz (The New Yorker)
By Andy Borowitz
June 15, 2020 Photograph by Nicholas Kamm / AFP / Getty
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Arguing that "there's something going on" with the nation's sloping surfaces, Donald J. Trump has ordered Attorney General Bill Barr to launch a Department of Justice investigation into the United States's vast collection of ramps.
"It's something we're looking into quite strongly," Trump told reporters on the South Lawn of the White House. "Ramps have treated me very unfairly."
The decision to probe the nation's ramps came after a night of Trump feverishly retweeting anti-ramp conspiracy theories, including one claiming that George Soros had plotted to make American ramps steeper and slipperier than they were during Barack Obama's Presidency.
Trump told reporters that he was also considering signing an executive order requiring all ramps to have an incline of zero degrees, rendering them completely flat.
"Those would be perfect ramps," he said.
Responding to this proposal, CNN's Jim Acosta asked if, by making ramps flat, Trump would in effect be making the nation's ramps no longer ramps at all.
"You're a terrible person," Trump replied.