“I will travel through time,” said President Obama as he jumped into a modified DeLorean parked on the congressional floor. “Back to 1950s America. And once there, I will personally bring back the prosperity from that period back to the future. Wait for me here. This shouldn’t take too long.”
As everybody waited for President Obama to return, however, a librarian from the Library of Congress suddenly ran onto the floor, waving a newspaper printed in the 1950s in the air.
“President Obama has been arrested!” shouted the librarian.
As the members of Congress huddled around the librarian, she read the article out loud to them.
Black Man Breaks into Fort Knox
Louisville Kentucky –
A male Negro, approx. 50, was arrested for breaking into Fort Knox today.
“He claimed he was not stealing the gold bars he had placed in his car, but that he was merely transferring funds from the past into the future,” said the arresting officer.
According to police, the man claimed he had the authority to make the so-called “transaction” because he was the President of the United States of American.
Initially authorities paid no attention to the man’s wild assertions, however, when he provided them with proper identification papers and shared intimate knowledge of the White House interior, police placed a call to Washington, D.C.
“We’re still awaiting word from the White House,” said police. “Until then, we’ll continue to hold the suspect in custody.”
Meanwhile, in other news today, President Truman stunned everyone when he unexpectedly reversed himself, recalling his executive order integrating the Negro population among the armed forces.
“What do we do now?” asked a Congressman of the others.
However, before anyone could answer, everybody’s attention was drawn to the sound of a striking gavel.
It was Vice President Biden at the podium.
“Okay, everybody,” said President Biden. “There’s a new sheriff in town.”
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