Interview with the Emperor

Dateline Vancouver, British Columbia, sometime in 2026. Donald Trump is in town for a celebrity golf tournament. Steve Bannon is the current president of the United States.

The Press, as it may have looked prior to the 2020 purges, has essentially disappeared from the USA. Fox News functions as a government entity run by the Department of Homeland Security. CNN has moved to Switzerland and while it continues to cover American politics, its website is blocked by the DHS firewall. The firewall also restricts access to many other formerly prominent media outlets, such as the Washington Post Company, the New York Times, CBS and many others. Accessing any content, digital, printed or otherwise, is punishable by a 3 month jail sentence. Third (or more) time offenders are eligible for treason charges.

Trump weighs 350 pounds and is confined to a wheelchair with Type 2 diabetes. Bannon’s first action as president was to execute an order placing Trump’s visage on all American currency (congressional ratification of any policy or law is a formality and always 100%, effective with the Anti-Treason Executive Action of 2023).

Today Donald Trump has invited Canadian journalist Peter Sensibaugh for a no-holds barred interview, where he promises to speak candidly about his time in office. He has agreed that no question or topic is off limits, excepting his family’s finances. This interview could not take place on American soli anymore, due to the Anti-Treason laws executed in 2021. Many suspect Trump wishes to unburden himself after a controversial 8 years that reshaped American society and the world order. Others in Canada speculate he simply wants more attention, as he has somewhat faded from the daily news cycle.

Peter Sensibaugh (PS): Good Morning Sir

Donald Trump (DT): Good Morning

PS: There are a large number of topics that Canadians are curious about. As you know, President Bannon recently threatened to terminate diplomatic relations with Canada and has hinted about arming the border. This comes on the heels of suspending trade with Canada last year. This has many people nervous. Is it your opinion that this state of affairs is preferable to the relationship in place prior to 2016?

DT: No question about it. I made border security a top priority during my terms and I delivered. The wall finally got built and once we added those machine guns at the top (chuckles to himself, trails off …). In any case the Canadians have laughed at us for decades over the porous border and I’m glad Steve’s putting a stop to it. No one’s laughing at the USA anymore. That free trade nonsense was a great source of comedy to the rest of the world.

We offered Canada a prime role in a new USA that would include Canada in the federation and allow provinces to maintain states’ rights similar to what we enjoy in the US. That was a pretty good deal, and Canada turned it down.

PS: The inflation rate in the US is now over 20% and the dollar has been replaced with Bitcoin II as the primary international currency.

DT: The inflation is whatever we say it is. Black market currency dealing is a treasonous offense.

PS: Let’s talk about the press purge in 2021. May feel that was a decisive turning point both in US history and the world events.

DT: I think when you have an institution that is spreading lies, and won’t stop doing it despite repeated warnings, then action has to be taken.

PS: Freedom of the Press is in the 1st Amendment.

DT: (glares silently)

DT: We’ve heard this nonsense before and I’m glad we’ve put a stop to it. If you yell Fire! In a theater, that’s not covered. The lying ‘press’ was yelling fire every single day. The got what they deserved. As early as 2016 I mentioned that the constant stream of fake news was treasonous. We cannot condone treasonous activity.

PS: The subsequent suicides of several journalists in jail seemed very tragic and also a remarkable coincidence.

DT: Listen, these were unstable individuals. Pathological liars really. They were going to be in jail for a long time anyway after the treason convictions, and my only regret is that we did not guard more fully against these actions prior to the trials.

PS: The subsequent trials were compared to Stalinist show trials.

DT: Not by anyone in the American media. We effectively cleaned that up. And we’ve relocated a lot of those characters to work camps. If they show proper change of attitude, they’re back in society in a few years from now.

PS: You claimed that coverage of the 2020 election was pretext for the Journalism purge

DT: After the widespread fraud and misreporting of the 2018 midterms we could not tolerate more fake news. The Liberal press was complicit in both trying to bring down the administration as well as spreading the lie that the elections were honest

Note: The Democrats decisively won the house and took control of the senate in the 2018 midterms. The Trump administration immediately filed suit to invalidate the election, and as Supreme Court ruling prevented the newly elected representatives and senators from taking office until further study and full recounts and investigations into voter fraud.

PS: Would you entertain the possibility that the Democrats won the midterms?

DT: Not a chance. Completely fraudulent. Wake up man! The Russians have colluded with the Democrats from the start, and we have evidence that millions of illegal aliens voted Democratic, some several times.

PS: Have you released that evidence?

DT: It’s classified. We have acted appropriately.

PS: Are you referring to the 2020 election, where Latinos were not allowed to vote?

DT: You are misstating the facts. I thought you Canadians had learned from events to the South. No American citizens were prevented from voting. However we had overwhelming reports of potential fraud in certain areas and among certain groups. We had to take precautions.

PS: It was reported that it could take Latino voters over an hour to cast their vote, and that each voter was interrogated regarding their citizenship status.

DT: That was necessary to safeguard the election.

Note: Even with a record low Latino turnout, Trump barely won the election. It was widely speculated that the vote totals were fraudulent in many precincts and, based on exit polls and pre-election polling that he lost decisively.

DT: After the misreporting in 2020 we had to take action. The Liberal press were no longer journalists, they were traitors. Continuing to question policy and criticize the countrys’leaders plays right into the hands of our enemies. Our enemies laughed at us when they read the liberal press reports.

PS: So you arrested them all.

DT: We arrested traitors based on the constitution.

PS: Can you go into the disenfranchisement of Latinos, another 2021 policy initiative?

DT: Well, you fellows to the North are just as bad as the traitors in jail. There is no disenfranchisement. Our investigators have uncovered overwhelming evidence of citizenship fraud among Latinos, mostly Mexicans of course.

PS: And this is related to the voter fraud?

DT: There is a large overlap.

PS: Is it fair to completely suspend all Social Security, Disability and other government payments to the groups while under investigation.

DT: Of course. Eventually we will reveal that they are not really citizens and they will be lawfully deported. In the meantime why would we give them money they are not entitled to? We have overwhelming support from real Americans on this issue.

PS: Let’s talk a bit about the rehabilitation of President Bannon. You did an about face on his presidential candidacy, several years after forcing his resignation from your administration.

Steve Bannon won the presidency in 2024 with 85% of Electoral College votes. International election watchers consider the results fraudulent. Following widespread rioting, there were mass arrests, leading to the establishment of ‘tent prisons’ in the Nevada desert. These tented camps have been growing and are estimated to hold over 30,000 political prisoners at this time.

DT: Steve and I never disagreed; he was just getting too far ahead of the script and trying to do his own thing. No one usurps Donald Trump. In any case we have a good team in place – Donald Jr. as VP, Jared at State and Ivanka doing Defense. We think Steve will step down after one term and let Donald Jr. run. We like his chances. (winks, gives thumbs up)

DT: OK, we are done Peter. I have a little surprise. The joke is on you, and this interview will never be published.

Trumps nods to his bodyguard, who opens the door and lets in several more large men in black suits.

DT: You’re under arrest for treason. I’ll tell you, I don’t have that much opportunity for fun like this anymore. But Steve, Jared and I were planning this for a while. You dumb Canadians should not have turned down the alliance

Roughly at this time the United States declared that Canada was now part of the North American Federation of America. US Troops move aggressively over the border. Martial law has been declared in Canada. The Stock Market closes slightly down.