Donald Trump is running for president. I … I … quit.

As if the batch of Republican candidates running for president wasn’t enough of a punch line already, it sure as hell is now.

Mr. Donald Trump, the Donald himself, wants to lead our country.

Arguably one of the most unlikable Americans — who says something offensive every time he opens his mouth — apparently thinks he can earn enough national support to be voted into the White House.

Yesterday was truly a sad day for democracy.

It’s proof that absolutely anybody can just decide one day that they want to be president, and then be viewed as a realistic Donald Trumpcandidate. Most people will look at this and laugh. They’ll call it a joke. Satirical news shows are going to have an absolute field day.

But the truth of the matter is that Donald Trump is legitimately in the race. He will be on a ballot, and may even participate in a debate. He will be campaigning state-by-state. He certainly won’t get enough votes to even come close to the presidency, but he’ll get some. People are stupid.

For the rest of his life, Donald Trump can say he was a presidential candidate. It will always be listed on his Wikipedia page.

God help us.

The worst part is that his presence gives more credence to the other “joke” candidates in the field, like Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum. Compared to Trump, they all seem like real contenders.

I don’t even know how you could drop off after Donald Trump? Is George Zimmerman going to launch a campaign next? Where’s Donald Sterling at?

Even those who don’t hate Trump from real life, or in his TV show, probably have lost a lot of money in one of his casinos before. There’s seriously nothing to like about this guy.

To me, the entertainment value Trump will provide over the next few months is not worth the stain it will cause in the credibility of the presidential office.

In fact, this is the final straw. Let’s just not have a president after Obama. Because the mere infinitesimal chance that Donald Trump gets elected is enough reason to just disband the government entirely.

Screw it. Let’s dissolve the Senate and House, clear the Pentagon, bring home our military from overseas, condemn the White House and shut down the whole government.

Donald Trump as president is a worse situation than even George Orwell could have ever imagined.

Totalitarian governments common in fantasy fiction dystopian novels suddenly seem like a good idea.

Heck, I’d rather have the all-seeing eye of Sauron supervise our nation.

Because a future world in which Donald Trump is a presidential candidate is one that Frodo Baggins probably wouldn’t have even tried to save.

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