He’s one of the most talked about men in the world right now; and I’m not talking about Patrick Ness as we wait for some Class announcements; it is of course possible future President, Donald Trump! He seems to be everywhere, so why not the TARDIS? Here’s why Donald Trump could be a great new companion for the Twelfth Doctor.
First of all; and, this is a first for my Companion Quest articles, I want to talk about the Doctor instead of the companion to begin with. Before he was the Twelfth Doctor, Peter Capaldi was probably known most of all for the foul-mouthed Spin Doctor, Malcolm Tucker. For those too young to ever watch The Thick of It, Malcolm Tucker was a very angry, sweary man who worked in politics and probably shouldn’t have been there. Who else is dabbling in politics and probably shouldn’t be there? That’s right! Donald Trump.
Now, I know that people might think that this a bad idea, having someone as controversial and as closed-minded as Trump, but hear me out. Or read me out. Whatever. Here’s why Donald Trump should be the companion for Series 10. First of all, there’s the fact that he could become President of the United States. I don’t think anybody really wants that; and if he’s not running one of the most influential and powerful countries in the world, he’s going to need distracting. Maybe if it was announced that he was going to be the Doctors companion, he’d hopefully ‘forget’ that he was in the running to be the President and focus on this much more important role.
The next is the fact that the Doctor tries to make the companions grow as a person, and if there’s anybody who needs their mind opening, it’s probably Donald Trump. Imagine the Doctor showing Donald the absolute beauty of the universe, letting his mind expand and showing him to tolerate more people, cultures and beliefs. Imagine Donald Trump realising the error of his ways in a Scrooge like way after encountering a Cyberman or a Dalek or a Slitheen, I mean they hid in plain sight as politicians… oh my goodness… you don’t think..? Could it be? Is Donald Trump secretly part of the Slitheen family?!? I think I might be onto something! I mean there’s no way that the hair’s real. Maybe it’s just hiding the zip. Wow. I think we’ve all stumbled upon something amazing here… I’m in shock.
What do you think? Should the Doctor take Donald Trump aboard the TARDIS? Let us know @GallifreyRchive or in the comments below!