When you consider the current political climate in the States, it's always nice to think about a Parks and Recreation parallel universe, where Leslie Knope is happily president of the US.
Because although it was never explicit, that's clearly how the show ended – right?
Well, sadly, Nick Offerman – who played government-hating, breakfast-loving Ron Swanson in the sitcom – has dashed all hope of that, revealing that (k)nope, there's no president Knope.
Chatting to HuffPost, Nick revealed why he thought Leslie wouldn't have taken the top job, while also throwing some shade at current president Trump.
Admitting he was "dubious" that Leslie ended up in the White House, Nick said: "I feel like it takes a very special personality to actually want to become president of the United States.
"To me, the president is more like an A-list movie star and there is a lot about that lifestyle that is not attractive to most people, and I think Leslie would be one of those people."
Although we can't help but feel disappointed with the news, we're not going to argue with Ron Swanson about these things. He knows what he's about, son.
It's not all bad, though – Nick does believe that Leslie still managed to make it out of Pawnee local government. "I feel like she might become governor at most," he conceded.
We'll take that.
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