Then he jumped to the front of the polls, became the front-runner for the Republican nomination and won the New Hampshire Primary, making even Stephen Colbert recognize along the way. We stopped laughing and started getting, well, maybe not worried, but lets just say uneasy.
Good thing your hospitable and polite friends to the north have a backup plan for you, just in case. The Canadian island of Cape Breton, about 500 miles east of Maine's border with Canada, has issued an open invitation to all Americans:
"Hi Americans! Donald Trump may become the President of your country! If that happens, and you decide to get the hell out of there, might I suggest moving to Cape Breton Island!," reads the homepage of the Cape Breton If Donald Trump Wins campaign.
The website urges Americans not to wait until Donald Trump is elected to find somewhere new to live, but to plan ahead, "That way, on election day you just hop on a bus and start your new life in Cape Breton, where women can get abortions, Muslim people can roam freely, and the only 'walls' are holding up the roofs of our extremely affordable houses."
Is this some kind of joke to get attention? Well, the website states clearly that "this is not a joke," but that the island is experiencing a bit of a "population problem," which is why they're reaching out.
How much would it cost for a three bedroom lakeside home in your state? About a jillion dollars? You would need to BE Donald Trump to afford a place like that. But in Cape Breton, we have the most affordable housing market in North America!
It's probably a good time for them to try something like this, considering Americans renouncing their U.S. citizenship is at an all-time high.
On the downside, the average daily low temperature during Winter in Cape Breton Island is around 5 degrees, but hey, at least you'll probably see Zedd there.