New York, Moscow (eTruePolitics) – In an unexpected move, current President Donald Trump nominated Russian President Vladimir Putin as United States Secretary of the Exterior.

“Best birthday present EVER !” Trump tweeted. “Vladi is the youngest looking 67-year-old in the WORLD and  will do a great job at  EXTERIOR!”

The announcement surprised many longtime Washington insiders who questioned the legality of the appointment since no Secretary of the Exterior cabinet position currently exists.  Some pundits also questioned whether there was legal authority to appoint a foreign national to serve in a U.S. government cabinet.

Mr. Trump, who has often vacationed with the Russian president, responded to the criticism in a flurry of  concurrent middle-of-the-night tweets:

“There’s a Cabinet Secretary of the Interior, why not one for the Exterior? Well, there WILL BE ONE in my administration, my friend Vladimir!

“Vladi is a great leader with AMAZING PECS. BEST EXTERIOR ever!”

The White House refused to confirm rumors that Putin would be relocating to Mar-a-Lago.  “He hates Moscow’s winters,”  said one aide who requested anonymity because he feared for his life.


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