In a shocking turn of events, President Donald Trump has once again managed to grab the world's attention with his latest demand. This time, he has insisted that NATO allies pay their dues in Monopoly money. Yes, you read that right – the colorful paper that you use to buy properties and build hotels.
During a recent press conference, Trump declared, "I've always been a big fan of Monopoly, folks. It's a tremendous game, tremendous. And I think it's time we bring some of that tremendousness to NATO. So, from now on, I want our allies to pay their fair share in Monopoly money. It's only fair."
While many were left scratching their heads at this bizarre request, Trump seemed dead serious. He even threatened to send Russian bears to collect the Monopoly money if the allies failed to comply. "I have a very good relationship with Russia, very good. And let me tell you, those bears are tremendous. They'll get the job done, believe me," he said with a mischievous grin.
Unsurprisingly, the NATO allies were left dumbfounded by this new demand. German Chancellor Angela Merkel was heard muttering, "Is this some kind of joke? Monopoly money? How are we supposed to take this man seriously?" French President Emmanuel Macron, on the other hand, seemed more amused than anything else. "I must admit, this is quite the creative approach. Maybe next he'll ask us to pay in Pokémon cards," he chuckled.
As expected, the internet exploded with memes and jokes about the absurdity of the situation. Social media was flooded with images of world leaders counting stacks of colorful Monopoly money, while others imagined Russian bears wearing tiny hats and collecting payments from bewildered diplomats.
Meanwhile, Monopoly enthusiasts around the world rejoiced at the unexpected surge in popularity of their beloved game. Sales skyrocketed as people rushed to stock up on Monopoly sets, hoping to cash in on this newfound currency. Some even started printing their own Monopoly money, hoping to become the next international banking tycoon.
While it remains to be seen whether Trump's demand will actually be taken seriously, one thing is for sure – the world will never be the same again. Who knows, maybe next we'll see world leaders settling their disputes with a game of Twister or resolving trade conflicts through a heated round of Uno. Anything seems possible in this brave new world of Monopoly diplomacy.