What do you do when the reality-TV game show host you impersonate wins the presidency? The same thing that happens when you win the presidency, you hire the Secret Service… sort of.
John Di Domenico, who spent the last 12 years impersonating Donald Trump, says that now that the president-elect has inspired so much rage and ire from some American citizens, he fears for his safety. So Di Domenico did what any other sane, rational Trump impersonator would do: He hired bodyguards.
Remember kids: Impersonating Donald Trump can have some unintended consequences, like being mistaken for Donald Trump.
However, even though he’s booked through the end of the year, Di Domenico’s appearances, which range from $3,500 to $10,000, have started to drop off. Apparently, now that Trump’s in the White House, people aren’t so eager to see him.
“It was really off the charts on the run up but now that he’s elected it’s like, okay, he’s not going anywhere,” Di Domenico told the New York Post. “There was this frenzy to book me, especially these last few months. A lot people thought he wasn’t going to become president.”
Will Trump promise to bring those jobs back, too? Only time will tell.