Trump to Dam Golden Gate?

Funny story written by Ralph E. Shaffer

Thursday, 21 June 2018

In what some Democrats see as a stunning reversal of his denial of global warming, President Donald Trump today announced the largest public works project in American history. If funding is approved by his Republican congress, work could start next year on a dam across San Francisco Bay's Golden Gate.

Tweeting early this morning, Trump, perhaps inadvertently, announced the proposal at the end of a scathing denunciation of Governor Jerry Brown and San Francisco's hard-line sanctuary position. His long rant ended with this powerful vilification: "Damn Jerry Brown. Damn San Francisco. Dam the Golden Gate."

Those familiar with Trump's errant keyboard skills suggest it was only a typo, that in this anger he simply cursed 'Frisco's most noted landmark, but his typing error changed the entire meaning. However, by the end of the day the Department of the Interior's public works division had assigned a team to draw plans and a cost analysis.

Environmentalists are initially divided over the merits of the idea. The dam would stabilize the rising level of the bay, but would encourage Silicon Valley developers to fill in vast areas near San Jose for commercial use.

Fox News commentators were delighted, predicting that the dam would destroy San Francisco's port and would ruin the city's economy.

The funny story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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