After coming in for some perceived light-hearted criticism over the repeated use of the outspoken US president, Donald Trump, as a topic to write about, a writer on a satirical news website has vowed that he has written his last President Trump story - for right now.
The writer, whose identity we have protected here by calling him 'Bob', has written umpteen so-called stories on TheSpoof.com, in the time-honored fashion the site promotes, of lampooning authority figures, whilst attempting to be witty.
These attempts by Bob do not always succeed.
Recently, however, this 'relying on Trump for material' has irked other contributors to the site, who have put their vexation into words as stories, ironically, adding to the Trumpfest.
One contributor noted that professional comedians and unpaid 'funny' writers might lose their "artistic value", which is certainly a worry.
As far as spoofing goes, however, it seems to be a far better idea to write about the current president of the United States, rather than a former president of the United States, like, say, Martin Van Buren, or even James K. Polk.
As for Bob, he says:
"There's not much else can be said about Trump. He tends to out-spoof the spoofers. His actions and utterances are now almost unspoofable. It would be a creative spoofist, indeed, who could think of anything original to write about Trump."