Every April 1, Americans seek to out-do one another with hilarious pranks. A good April Fools’ Day joke is hard to pull off, and some are better than others.
Here are five of the best April Fools’ jokes from 2019. Check out the new Chick-fil-A milkshake flavor!
7. James Comey 2020
Former FBI Director James Comey chose April 1, 2019 to announce his candidacy for president in 2020. Democrats blame him for Hillary Clinton losing in 2016. Republicans blame him for his role in the anti-Trump #Resistance. What’s not to like? James Comey can certainly win in 2020.
I’m in. We need someone in the middle. #2020 pic.twitter.com/IGt69bEQz1
— James Comey (@Comey) April 1, 2019
6. McDonald’s has a new sandwich
I love pickles, but no. Just no.
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Pickle lovers, it’s the news you’ve all been waiting for. We’re super stoked to announce the launch of our brand new McPickle Burger. It’s time to tuck into juicy, flavoursome pickles layered between melted cheese, ketchup sauce and toasted sesame seed buns. It’s sure to be a treat for all your senses. #dailynuggets #mcpickle #pickleoverload #maccas #imlovinit
5. A brand new Starbucks, for man’s best friend
There’s a whole new kind of Starbucks, just for puppies! Meet Pupbucks.
— Starbucks Coffee (@Starbucks) April 1, 2019
4. Kanye for King 2024
Before James Comey, Liberty University’s Liberty Champion broke the news about a new presidential candidate — Kanye West for 2024.
— Liberty Champion 🗞 (@LUChampionNews) April 1, 2019
According to the Champion:
The West campaign is looking for interns and full-time staff. Liberty students who are interested in applying for full-time, unpaid internships can email their resume and mixtape to [email protected].
Happy April Fools’ Day
Writers note: All these quotations are taken from Kim and Kanye’s actual Twitter accounts.
3. D.C.-based networking group bans alcohol
Americans often call Washington, D.C. the “swamp,” because it’s a cesspool of corruption. In the immortal words of Obi-Wan Kenobi, “You’ll never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.”
But D.C. is a swamp full of booze, perhaps even more than corruption. One liberty-minded nonprofit focused on providing networking opportunities for young professionals has decided to take on the problem.
America’s Future Foundation (AFF) announced its “decision to move to an ‘alcohol-free’ event policy. …Going forward, all events previously referred to as ‘happy hours,’ will be called ‘social hours’ instead.”
This would never fly in Washington, D.C., and AFF couldn’t keep a straight face for this April Fools’ announcement. “You can take my gin martini with a twist from my cold dead hands,” AFF Executive Director Cindy Cerquitella said.
It looks like Prohibition will have to wait for another century.
2. Chick-fil-A’s new milkshake
Chick-fil-A sauce is delicious, and not only on chicken, or so the local branch in Burke, Va., assures customers. The Chick-fil-A sauce milkshake sure looks … stomach-curdling.
You guys asked for it! The highly anticipated Chick-fil-A Sauce Milkshake is almost here! 🎉🙌 Coming soon! 💫 Available for limited time while supplies last. ⏰
1. All the reasons to vote for Democrats
Michael Knowles did a PragerU video listing all the reasons Americans should vote for Democrats. Warning: This is very long, and rather convincing… April Fools’!
— PragerU (@prageru) April 1, 2019
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