Thousands of comedians and reporters have begun filing for unemployment following Trump’s departure from the White House on Wednesday.
One comedian, who insisted on remaining anonymous, finally spoke about the chaos taking place for comedians in the entertainment industry.
“That’s it, we’re over, it’s all over. These past four years were so easy, we could just say Trump was stupid and the audience back home would eat it up. People told us we were clever and that we were speaking truth to power. But now what? We’ve got nothing, we have to start actually writing jokes now. I don’t even remember how to do that. I tried, we all did. All the writers got together and tried to write a joke but all we got was ten pages of Trump critiques that were only moderately funny. In a few months we’re all going to be homeless.”
Journalists have also been hit hard by the absence of Trump, many of them unsure what to do with their lives on a daily basis now. One reporter told us exactly how she felt.
“I used to stay up long nights crafting the perfect Tweets to Trump’s nonsense. I would prepare a whole list of scathing questions to ask him during his press conferences. I mean, I had article after article published in big papers and they were all about Trump. Now I just sleep in each day and lay on the floor staring up at the ceiling. Nothing exciting is happening on Twitter anymore, people aren’t calling me a hero for doing my job, I feel so lost, so empty. I hate to say it but a part of me is starting to miss Trump. I’ve started drinking again, I was sober for five years. It’s the only thing that fills the void now.”
The Federal Government expects the number of unemployed to increase dramatically following the departure of Trump, an early report suggests that those working on late night shows and evening news segments will be hit the hardest now that they have nothing to talk about anymore.