The race is on: will you choose President Trump or Pur-esident Stump to lead our nation?
When Rhode Island pet store owner Denise Rachiele noticed that Donald Trump’s presidential campaign headquarters had moved in just two doors down, she knew that she had a worthy contender to face off against the would-be President in the current nominations race: Munchkin cat Stump, an erstwhile napper and cat about town more used to greeting guests than manning an office of any kind.
Following comments from pet store customers that they would sooner vote for Stump than Trump, Denise set about putting up posters, creating the cat-didate’s campaign, and settling upon his policies. Stump’s voters can expect the legalization of catnip, more naps, and for the moggy to “make hair great again” – a promise many of Trump’s critics will no doubt relish. It remains to be seen what the man himself thinks of his nearest competitor, as Denise has yet to hear anything from his campaigns team.
Unfortunately for Stump, his bid for candidacy is unlikely to bear fruit, as the FEC requires anybody wishing to run to fund raise, or spend, $5,000 towards their campaign. However, owner Denise is just excited that her cat is garnering such media attention: “Politics makes people ugly, and this is making people laugh.” We’re right behind you, Stump. Our country could, perhaps, benefit from more mid-morning, midday, and mid-afternoon naps.
Did you know?
Far from being the only, or even first, animal to make a bid for the presidency, Stump is in good company. Cat Limberbutt McCubbins, aged six of Kentucky, has also announced her campaign for the White House, while a crawfish from Louisiana, name unknown, attempted to win more votes than former Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal via a steadfast Facebook campaign last May.
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