This being April Fool’s day, I decided to invited caption entries in the Freethinker bulletin for the picture above, showing the Trunp at the wheel of truck outside the White House
One subscriber – “Suzie” – was outraged, and said in an email:
This is the President of my country! How dare you make fun of him this way. You call yourselves Free thinkers? This is petty, churlish, childish, undignified thinking! I am putting your emails in my junk file.
You are trying to shape people’s political opinions? Try growing up. Your country is in a shambles. Our president is trying to keep us from going down the drain like your ‘non-thinking’ country!!
Suzie, I’m sorry you’ve had a humour failure over our caption contest. The picture I chose was one of many that went viral on the Internet, and made the man a bigger laughing stock than he already is.
If you haven’t already signed up to receive the bulletin, which often contains items not on the Freethinker site, I urge you do do so. This will give you the opportunity to enter periodic competitions.
The prize offered for the best caption is a paperback copy of James Merryweather’s excellent Reality is not Enough. If you would like to enter, post your captions in the comments section, or send an email marked “Caption Contest” to firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date is April 14.