In its latest edition, The Sunday Herald placed the upcoming inauguration President-elect Donald Trump in its television listings. But instead of treating it like the peaceful transfer of power between US presidents, the paper went in a slightly different direction.
The Scottish paper described Donald Trump’s impending inauguration as if it were an episode of The Twilight Zone, calling it “one of the most ambitious, expensive and controversial productions in broadcast history.”
“After a long absence, The Twilight Zone returns with one of the most ambitious, expensive and controversial productions in broadcast history,” the paper’s actual TV listing reads.
“The story begins in a nightmarish version of 2017 in which huge sections of the US electorate have somehow been duped into voting to make Donald Trump president. It sounds far-fetched, and it is, but as it goes on it becomes more and more chillingly plausible.”
Some Twitter users couldn’t resist responding. George Takei wrote: “The Sunday Herald TV Section wins today.”
Another user tweeted: “Scotland’s Sunday Herald wins the internet, not just today but for the next four years.”
Yep, you read that right. The paper is describing Trump’s inauguration as a return of The Twilight Zone. Sadly, for us, it’s a chilling reality.