Donald Trump’s closing of his Time magazine interview with “Because I’m President, and you’re not!” has sparked a whole new game craze
Donald Trump’s closing of his Time magazine interview with “Because I’m President, and you’re not!” has sparked a new game craze across the nation called Because I’m, and you’re not. The rules are simple. The players each pretend they are Donald Trump and substitute an appropriate descriptive word for President, so the phrase becomes, “Because I’m a _________, and you’re not” or simply, “Because I’m _________ and you’re not.” For example, the player can say “Because I’m a liar, and you’re not” or “Because I’m lying, and you’re not.”
The game can be played in any setting, in a group, or even as a game of solitaire. In a group setting, you can simply go around the group, each player giving a phrase in succession. It can be a game of competition. The group can be broken into teams where the team with the greatest number of phrases or most original phrases is the winner. Competition can also be one on one and even a game to play over and over by oneself to see if you can top your score each time.
There are some concerns, however, that it may have caused health issues on college campuses where it has become the latest drinking game, with the participants taking a shot after each phrase. Several students have been rushed to local hospitals with alcohol poisoning as fellow students came up with phrase after phrase long into the night. However, profuse vomiting by some of the students was not found to be caused by the alcohol, but by having to focus on the characteristics of Donald Trump over an extended period of time.
Diane de Anda
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