How weird is America getting? This weird.
A 75-year-old Oregon man lay on his death bed; family and friends had come to visit him in his final hours. Then his ex-wife, who wasn't there in person - but called in - did what any loving family member would do: She lied and said the president of the United States had been impeached from office.
Michael Garland Elliott then passed to the great beyond.
The New York Daily News reached out to the ex-wife, Teresa Elliott, who is called Michael’s “best friend” in an obituary published in The Oregonian:
“I knew it was his very, very last moments,” Teresa Elliott told The News. “I knew that would bring him comfort and it did. He then took his final breath.”
His ex-wife was by his side before he passed away, and the last thing she said to him was, "Donald Trump has been impeached."
"Upon hearing that he took his final, gentle breath, his earthly work concluded," the obituary reads.
She described Michael as a “news junkie” who had expressed his disapproval of the President frequently until he couldn’t communicate it verbally.
“He hated his effing guts,” she said of Michael’s attitude toward the President.
The Oregonian obit is classic:
"Mike ran out of family long ago and is survived by his ex-wife and best friend, Teresa Elliott. Though their marriage ran aground, their friendship only grew stronger and hers was the last voice Mike heard. And the last thing she said to him was 'Donald Trump has been impeached.' Upon hearing that he took his final, gentle breath, his earthly work concluded."
Wrote the News:
Asked whether she regretted telling Michael of the false news, Teresa Elliott replied: “Oh God no.”
“If I could leave him with a happy piece of news then why wouldn’t I?” she said. “And maybe in the end it won't turn out to be a lie.”