President Donald Trump May Or May Not Have An Imaginary Friend Called Jim

The President of the US has a friend called 'Jim'. Or, at least, that's what he wants you to think.

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As a kid, everyone had their 'thing': sucking their thumb, sleeping with a stuffed bunny rabbit, sticking lego up their noses, and forcing garden snails into captivity to serve as pets.

Fortunately, the majority of us grow out of such childish (and frankly weird) behaviour but, President Donald Trump isn't like the rest of us, is he?

After all, this is a guy who doesn't see the problem with posting illogical tweets during the night, making sexist remarks on live television, and finds pleasure in trolling the world with made up words.

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However, what's slightly more concerning with regards to the man (who is also known as the Leader of the Free World, let's not forget) is that there's rumours going around that he might have an imaginary friend called 'Jim'.

If only we were joking.

News of this elusive Jim character has come about after a reporter from the Associated Press, Vivian Salama, recently published a piece titled Trump in Paris: The curious case of his friend Jim.

AP reports that 'for all things Paris, President Trump's go-to guy is Jim'. Well, that was until the city was 'infiltrated by foreign extremists', it writes.

At the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Maryland back in February, Trump famously mentioned his pal to say: '[Jim] loves the City of Lights, he loves Paris. For years, every year during the summer, he would go to Paris. It was automatic, with his wife and his family,' he added.

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According to Trump, he one day asked Jim: 'How's Paris doing?'

'"Paris?"' Jim replied, as recalled by Trump. '"I don't go there anymore. Paris is no longer Paris."'

*Gently reaches for panic button under desk*

In response, Paris' mayor Anne Hidalgo trolled the President by tweeting a photo of herself with Mickey and Minnie Mouse, inviting Trump 'and his friend Jim' to France to 'celebrate the dynamism and the spirit of openness of #Paris'.

As the Associated Press notes, it's still unknown whether Jim is real, given the fact he's never been seen, Trump has never given his last name, and the White House has not responded to a request for comment about who this Jim fellow actually is.

Is Jim in Trump's mind? Is Trump referring to himself as Jim? Who knows.

To be honest, I think we're more scared of the fact Trump might actually have friends.

The New Yorker has even found that Trump doesn't follow any Jims on Twitter, and no one in his administration called Jim, or James, is apparently 'the' Jim in question.

We must say, we're very confused.

But when it comes to Trump, who isn't?

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