By Falco Rockbert
“How many parallel universes are there in the multiverse?” said Trump to the New York Times. “Infinite, right? How do we know the president wasn’t switched at birth with an evil version of himself? Did anyone take pictures of him as a baby with a goatee? We haven’t seen it because they’re hiding something from us, and I intend to prove it.”
The multiverse is an ever-expanding field of study in cosmology as new parallel universes are discovered every year. ATOM Labs has notated at least 12,000 different parallel universes in the past sixty years. Many superheroes that reside in our universe, dubbed Universe-Prime, came from parallel universes, including Total Woman, Laser, and the android Qu8N-J. A parallel universe can be different in subtle ways, where green means stop on traffic lights (Universe 2,144), or in significant ways, where the sun is green and lizards rule the world (Universe 8,401).
Access to dimensional portals is restricted all around the world thanks to the Dimensional Portal Agreement of 1988. To operate such a machine requires extensive inspection by the UN Superhuman Security Panel, and most would-be dimension hoppers are shut down before they even get started. Iran tried to setup their own dimensional portal for “scientific reasons” in 2007, but they were shut down through several sanctions and a special “spray” Dr. Amazing made rendering an area immune to portal generation. Even building a portal detector to determine if objects came from Universe-Prime requires scrutiny as it could still be used to generate portals.
Somehow, Trump is passing all the inspections. “We have nothing to hide here,” he said. “The UN and Dr. Amazing are all welcome to watch us build the Trump Portal Detector at any time of the day.”
A dozen floors in the Trump Tower have been converted from retail space to the Trump Portal Detector, and every UN inspector says it’s compliant. “He’s following every mandate,” said inspector Thomas Gundel. “The walls have been reinforced to sustain the pressure, the iridium is purified, and the whole room is spotless. And gold. That’s not really a necessity, but it’s as Mr. Trump wants it.”
Trump expects the Trump Portal Detector to be completed in a couple months. The White House had no comment.