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Satirical newspaper ‘The Onion’ pokes fun at former Charlotte mayor Anthony Foxx

The satirical online newspaper the Onion poked fun at former Charlotte mayor Anthony Foxx, who is now the U.S. Secretary of Transportation.
The satirical online newspaper the Onion poked fun at former Charlotte mayor Anthony Foxx, who is now the U.S. Secretary of Transportation. http://www.theonion.com/

The satirical online newspaper “The Onion” is poking fun at U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, Charlotte’s former mayor.

The fake story (Headline: “‘What If No One Travels Anywhere Ever Again?’ Wonders Panicked Transportation Secretary”) was posted Tuesday above an image of a dumbfounded Foxx.

It says Foxx was consumed with fear that people would stop traveling altogether.

The satirical story quotes Foxx as saying: “What if everyone stops commuting to work or booking vacations and just stays put for good? … What if people never leave the same spot? Oh, God, what would I do then?”

In real life, Foxx has been touting the Obama administration’s $478 billion, six-year transportation plan for roads, rails, bridges and transit. Cleve R. Wootson Jr.

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