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Will Durst: Donald Trump’s Fifth Avenue Requiem ... Is Exhausting

Anybody remember when President Donald Trump boasted during the campaign, “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot someone and wouldn’t lose voters.” Now that we’ve seen him operate for six months, we have a pretty good idea how that would go down.

» First he’d shoot someone in the middle of Fifth Avenue.

» Then he’d maintain that no one in the middle of Fifth Avenue was shot.

» Then he’d claim he was nowhere near Fifth Avenue when someone was shot but couldn’t speak for his family.

» Witnesses who identified him as the person who shot someone in the middle of Fifth Avenue would be disregarded because they voted Democratic in 1984.

» Then he’d claim he had teams of investigators working on who shot someone in the middle of Fifth Avenue.

» Then he’d deny that Fifth Avenue exists.

» Then he’d insist that the person who shot someone in the middle of Fifth Avenue was hired by Hillary Clinton herself, and he would have won the popular vote if millions of illegal votes hadn’t been cast.

» Then Sarah Huckabee Sanders would say that when Trump said he would shoot someone in the middle of Fifth Avenue he was only kidding.

» Then he’d say he’d publicly announce whether he had shot someone in the middle of Fifth Avenue in a very short period of time.

» Then he would point out a squirrel with a fluffy tail running across the middle of Fifth Avenue.

» Then the videotape of him shooting someone in the middle of Fifth Avenue would be discredited as fake news.

» Then Sean Hannity would say that people get shot in the middle of Fifth Avenue all the time.

» Then he’d reveal that many people told him he was tremendously innocent and this was all an obvious plot by the media to keep him from Making America Great Again.

» Then Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III would say that even if Trump did shoot someone in the middle of Fifth Avenue, it wasn’t that big of a deal, but he still had to recuse himself.

» Then he’d say there was something very suspicious about the person who was shot in the middle of Fifth Avenue and ask why no one was investigating that.

» Then Kellyanne Conway would say that that the person shot in the middle of Fifth Avenue deserved to be shot.

» Then Vice President Mike Pence would say he had no knowledge of anything.

» Then he’d say it doesn’t matter if he shot someone in the middle of Fifth Avenue because that person was already dead.

» Then Fox News would run a piece detailing the great number of Democrats who had shot people in the middle of Fifth Avenue.

» Then he would say he had shot someone in the middle of Fifth Avenue but only figuratively.

» Then he’d say that many people had told him they had shot a lot of people in the middle of Fifth Avenue.

» Then he would say that Clinton was responsible for many more murders than he was.

» Then he’d say he was just counter-shooting.

» Then he’d pardon the person who shot someone in the middle of Fifth Avenue, no matter who it was.

» Then shooting people in the middle of Fifth Avenue would become a very popular excursion option for guests staying at Trump Tower, receiving 4½ stars on TripAdvisor.

Will Durst is an award-winning, nationally acclaimed columnist, comedian and former Pizza Hut assistant manager syndicated by Cagle Cartoons. Click here for videos and a calendar of personal appearances, including his new one-man show, Elect to Laugh: 2016, appearing every Tuesday at The Marsh in San Francisco. Follow him on Twitter: @willdurst and click here to read previous columns. The opinions expressed are his own.

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