Bedminster, N.J. — The Trump administration finally announced that the President would attend an event in the riot-stricken town of Charlottesville, Virginia later this week. According to White House insiders, this will be another “campaign-style” rally and not one designed to promote unity and healing.
However, controversy struck when a picture was leaked depicting the President carrying on with a group of KKK members. Workers at the President’s National Golf Club described a surreal event where the Trump openly mocked liberal protesters in both Charlottesville and Boston as “pussies,” and then preceded to cajole with other club members who were dressed up as the Klan at a “mock” cross burning.
Trump’s communication team immediately responded, attempting to downplay what might turn out to be the final nail in the President’s symbolic coffin.
“It’s clear that the President was merely joking,” said Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaking outside the Golf Club’s front gate as she was being shouted down by protesters. “He was satirical, not serious. I’ve known the President for some time now, and I can tell you there’s not a racist bone in his body.”
An hour after the photo was released to the public, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) released a statement condemning Trump and demanding that Congress look into censuring him.
“Mr. Trump may have distanced himself from white supremacists, but he must do so unequivocally,” said Marvin D. Nathan, ADL National Chair, and Jonathan A. Greenblatt, ADL CEO. “It is time for him to come out firmly against these bigoted views and the people who espouse them.”
The ADL went on to say that the events depicted in the photograph were not satirical nor funny, but a severe and damaging error of judgment. President Trump has not responded to the picture on Twitter.