On hearing that Trump is urging Senate Republicans to deploy the Nuclear Option, many millions of American were overjoyed today, only to be disappointed a short while later after learning exactly what it meant.
Smiles and high fives quickly turned to consternation and anger at the realization that the Republican majority had not vaporized the Capitol, but instead are considering changing a long standing Senate rule to allow their budget bill to be forced through with a simple majority.
As word spread about the proposed rule change, many said it was unfair for Trump to have built up so much false expectation by calling it a ‘nuclear option’.
They insist if the President has any decency, he should go ahead and detonate a nuclear warhead on the Senate floor anyway.
“It’s the least he can do.”