California's Homeless, Denounced by Trump, Invite Him to "Share Our Tents"

Funny story written by Ralph E. Shaffer

Saturday, 3 August 2019

Skid Row, Los Angeles, CA. In the Spoof News report of the president's speech in Cincinnati last night, Donald Trump said: “Nearly half the homeless people living in tents on America's streets live in California. What they are doing to our beautiful California is a disgrace to our country. It’s a shame. The world is watching."

Today a Spoof reporter walked the streets of Skid Row in Los Angeles, asking the homeless what they thought of Trump's comment about them. Almost all wanted Trump to stay overnight with them.

"We've got a tent on Main Street that we called "the Mar-a-Lago tent." Not only is it big, but it has a Trump-like lake right outside... a perpetual mud puddle caused by an unrepaired sewer leak," said one proud Skid Row resident. "He'd feel right at home!"

Another wanted Trump to stay with him in a tent called 'the Trump Tower'. "It's an unusually tall tent, rising above all the others, with a loft."

Then there's 'the White House tent', an immaculate white tent that the owner wipes down each morning, to get the smog residue off of it. "It's a little small for two, but he rarely stays in the White House, anyway."

The largest tent, with the most homeless gathered around it, is called 'the CNN tent', because it has a TV set, pirated into a city power line, and provides the crowd with up-to-the-minute news.

"We watched the Cincinnati rally last night," said an elderly man from New Jersey. "Trump has no clue as to why California has half of all the homeless in the country. Californians recognized the reason long ago. It's the climate.

"Who wants to spend a winter at 10 below in New York City? Oh, we could have gone to Florida, but their hurricanes are a greater menace than our earthquakes. And the Midwest has tornadoes, so who wants to live there? It's no wonder California has half the homeless. The wonder is, why the other half haven't moved out here already."

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

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