Word on the Hill: Trump Coma

Four House Democrats celebrate birthdays

Posted October 24, 2016 at 5:00am


“The only thing worse than Trump being elected is you being conscious after he’s elected,” businessman Mark Cuban jokes in a new Funny or Die video.

In the video, the billionaire Hillary Clinton supporter invents the satirical “Trump coma” as a solution “if the thought of living through a Trump presidency sounds like a hideous nightmare to you.”

“Let us build a beautiful wall around you,” he says. “As soon as Hillary begins her concession speech, our team of professionals will be ready to receive you.”

Cuban says the coma time can be increased to eight years if Trump gets re-elected, and indefinitely until “democracy returns” if Trump dissolves Congress.

Happening this week…

Tuesday: High Heel Race

On the Tuesday before Halloween, costumed drag queens show off their extravagant outfits and race down 17th Street Northwest in the annual High Heel Race. The parade starts at 7 p.m. and the race starts at 9 p.m on 17th  between P and S streets.

Wednesday: “Miss Sloan”

Advanced screening of the political thriller “Miss Sloane,” starring Jessica Chastain, is at 7 p.m. in the AMC Loews Georgetown 14. (3111 K St. NW)

Thursday: Roll Call Fall Graduate School Fair

Join Roll Call Live for D.C.’s premier graduate school fair on Oct. 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Phoenix Park Hotel (520 North Capitol St. NW). You can network with representatives from the best graduate schools in public affairs, politics, business and government. Register at rollcallgradfair.com.

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Happy birthday to…

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., 60.

Sen. Mike Rounds, R-N.D., 62.

And four House Democrats were born today…

Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, D-N.M., 57.

Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., 38.

Rep. Jose E. Serrano, D-N.Y., 73.

Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., 62.

What’s going on?

Have any tips, announcements or Hill happenings? Send them to AlexGangitano@cqrollcall.com.