Made you look. But while we have you, here’s how others are observing April Fool’s Day:
Democratic National Committee The DNC released a transcript, pretending to be the Republican National Committee, of chairman Reince Priebus’ meeting with OP presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Thursday. The kicker: they said they found it at Tortilla Coast, the nearby conservative Republican hangout.
Here’s an excerpt from the beginning of the fake transcript:
PRIEBUS: Donald, thank you for coming…
PRIEBUS: I’m sorry?
TRUMP: Last time I’m gonna tell you, Rincey-Princey – you call me Mister Trump.
PRIEBUS: Right, sorry. Mr. Trump. Thank you for coming. Look, I know you’re our frontrunner and you don’t like these meetings, but please, we really need to find a middle ground on what you…
TRUMP: Man, I am thirsty. I’m having water. What are you having?
PRIEBUS: …you say. I’m fine. Can we get Mr. Trump some water?
TRUMP: No need. I brought my own. It’s the best. Trump brand. Chris? Bring me water. And vodka for Rincey, he looks like he needs a drink. Chris fetches my drinks now.
CHRISTIE: Yes, Mr. Trump, right away, Mr. Trump.
TRUMP: Do you like his tuxedo T-shirt? Makes me laugh. I said, ‘Chris you wear a tuxedo T-shirt now.’ Now he wears it. Reminds me he’s from Jersey. Great people. They love me. Here, have some Trump vodka, Rinse. The classiest. It’ll put some hair on your chest. Hair on your… wherever.
PRIEBUS: It’s very nice, thanks. But, Donal… Mr. Trump. Can we talk message? We seriously have a problem. I mean, there’s a reason why we do polling. We need to talk about our plans in a way the public will actually accept. I mean, the stuff about Mexicans and Muslims – that’s only said behind closed doors. And we can’t have another year like we did with Mitt. I mean we actually spent money on my autopsy report and…
Joint Economic Committee Chaired by Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., whose sense of humor shines every time he makes his weekly “Waste of the Week” speech, and vice-chaired by Rep. Pat Tiberi, R-Ohio, the committee is capable of much more than just serious meetings. Its social media game was very strong on April 1.
At 8 a.m., the committee tweeted: “Cong agrees on month of fiscal recklessness “to get it out of our system.” compete with a GIF from the legendary “Parks and Recreation” skit, “treat yo self.”
Around 11 a.m., the committee tweeted a GIF of “Saturday Night Live’s” Kate McKinnon playing Hillary Clinton with the tweet “Congress proposes new 100% tax bracket “just to see what happens.”
And the latest around noon said the Hill would hold a bake sale to support the national debt.
Lexington Mayor Jim Gray Gray’s campaign sent out an email on April 1 that said once he is elected to the Senate, he will run for the White House in 2020.
“Being a Senator isn’t going to accomplish my goals. You need me as your President. And I’m just going to go ahead and be honest about my intentions. You know, Kentuckians really need a President, not a Senator,” a fake quote was included in the mock email.
At the bottom, the campaign makes it clear it’s an April Fools joke, then takes this dig at former presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.
“NOTE: April Fools! Unlike Sen. Paul, Jim Gray really does want to be Kentucky’s Senator. He has a proven record of success in the private and public sectors and will focus on creating jobs in every region of Kentucky, not running for president.”
Council of D.C. The district’s legislature wrote a Facebook post on Friday about the extreme step it would take to get voting rights.
“Reversing decades of District voting rights strategic orthodoxy, a united Council today introduced a measure supporting the process known as retrocession,” the post said. “Retrocession occurs when a past territorial attribution is reversed.”
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