Broadcaster HBO is offering a $500,000 reward for the safe return of a laptop that has been stolen containing scripts for the 2020 season of popular comedy / soap reality drama, The Trumps.

The show which has been taking the world by storm with its mix of sleaze, incompetence and breathtaking crassness now looks to be in jeopardy, as its principle star, businessman Donald Trump, is reported to be totally lost and incapable of stringing two cohesive sentences together on his own.

TV pundits had been quick to heap praise on the show since it’s first episode in 2017 when Trump was seen playing the role of US President taking part in an elaborate inauguration ceremony, and since then plots based around international espionage, nepotism and slapstick goofing around have kept billions across the globe glued to their screens in a mixture of total shock and utter disbelief.

In unconfirmed leaks it had been suggested next year’s plots are to include even more sex scandals, a possible high-profile divorce and even impeachment, but now after the theft of the laptop it remains to be seen whether these will ever be shot and if indeed the show can still survive.

Meanwhile despite it obviously only being make believe, there are many viewers, particularly in America’s Deep South who actually think The Trumps is real and have taken to Twitter in panic wondering what will happen next. @ZekeLovesGuns tweeted Aw shucks, dang my britches and doggone it! How we all done gonna make America great again now?