WASHINGTON, DC – For twelve seconds on a beautiful Saturday afternoon, the eyes of every American were turned to the skies in order to divert them from the disaster on the ground.
Shortly after the Blue Angels soared over the Washington-Baltimore region to honor first responders on the front lines of the battle against the Coronavirus pandemic, Americans were stunned to receive a $1,200 tax bill from the IRS to cover the cost of the flyover.
“Freedom isn’t free,” stated President Trump. “Somebody has to pay for my transparent attempts to use government resources to bolster my chances of winning re-election. And it certainly won’t be me.”
The flyover was, however, successful in uniting a divided country, if only for 12 seconds. Angry white Trump supporters, wielding military grade weapons and protesting stay-at-home orders meant to protect doctors, nurses and other essential workers, paused their assaults on state capitals to stare in awe and respect at the flyover’s tribute to doctors, nurses and other essential workers.
“It was such beautiful image of freedom,” said Daryl Johnson. “The government needs to stop telling us how to survive Coronavirus, and stick to doing things like inspiring us to survive Coronavirus.”
According to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, people who make $100,000 or more are exempt from having to pay for the flyover. Mnuchin also apologized for the bill arriving later than planned, as Trump demanded it contain the signature of former Vice President Joe Biden.