By Camilla Bains
The turbulent Trump administration has finally wound down to a close, leaving behind many new opportunities to wreak havoc on the world. Now, world leaders have a chance to pursue the most coveted position: the title of worst world leader.
Trump has been the go-to man for misogyny, racism and overall discrimination for four long years. Now, other leaders have a chance to give us their best at being the worst. Who will be in the spotlight for instigating the next civil war?
No ordinary person will be able to fill Trump’s shoes—mainly because he wears made-to-measure doll shoes that come with matching miniature mittens for his hands. The point is that this will take real talent. Trump has broken records and set new presidential precedents, such as being the first president in American history to be impeached twice. Donny accounts for half of all U.S. presidential impeachments in history—now that’s impressive.
Perhaps instead of brownface, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will turn up to his next press briefing with a Trump-esque oompa loompa spray tan.
The easy pick for a frontrunner would be Russia’s Vladimir Putin, for his similarities to Trump’s psychopathy and tyrannical tendencies. There could, however, be some underdogs that come out of the woodwork to dazzle us.
Perhaps instead of brownface, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will turn up to his next press briefing with a Trump-esque oompa loompa spray tan. Stranger things have happened, such as Trudeau admitting that he performed “Day-O” in blackface.
More likely, however, is Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole emerging as a frontrunner, using his “Take Canada Back” slogan to hypnotize conservative Canadians, which even Turnitin would detect as being lazily plagiarized from Trump’s “Make America Great Again.” Although she’s done nothing wrong, perhaps New Zealand’s beloved Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will throw her hat in the ring and become embroiled in a kangaroo riding controversy. The Queen of England could very well make her way into being the prospective winner if the next season of The Crown finally proves she off’ed Princess Diana.
The next new trend for the world’s worst leaders could be the use of TikTok to brainwash supporters
Trump has now become infamous for using Twitter to rile up his devoted fans and his successors could very well follow suit. The next new trend for the world’s worst leaders could be the use of TikTok to brainwash supporters. Perhaps they will include subliminal messaging and push COVID-19 conspiracy theories while they duet the “Buss It” challenge with the D’Amelio sisters.
Ryerson professors have recently weighed in on the discussion as to who will take up our future dinner party conversations. During a lecture, politics professor Chuck Wood revealed the political science faculty has created a betting pool of who they think will emerge as the next most terrible world leader in Trump’s wake. The winner also receives a free tour of the U.S. Capitol building during the next right-wing coup.
“Narendra Modi is in the lead right now after prioritizing protest suppression in India against farmers wanting fair payment, but I’m counting on O’Toole taking the lead soon,” says Wood.
Ultimately, the next worst world leader is anyone’s guess. Inside sources say Melania Trump is considering starring as the next Bachelorette, which would certainly be terrible enough to distract us until a new leader rises to the challenge of taking Trump’s place in the limelight.