Trevor J. Simpson's presidency (Simpsonverse sub-timeline)
In March 1987, media mogul Trevor J. Simpson announced his bid to run for United States President in 1988 as an Independent candidate. In one of the biggest Presidential upsets in history, Simpson won the election against Republican candidate George H.W. Bush and Democratic candidate Michael Dukakis, becoming the youngest elected President at the age of 38. In this timeline, Simpson gets elected for a second term, and Bill Clinton still wins the 1996 election, but only lasts one term due to the controversy with Monica Lewinsky.
- January 20: Simpson’s presidency begins with his inauguration at the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.; the oath of office is administered by Chief Justice William Rehnquist. He then meets up with former Presidents Richard M. Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and Ronald Reagan. Control of the Orange Roof Corporation is handed to his nephew Landon.
- January 21: Simpson announces that control of the Black Hills will be returned to the Native Americans.
- January 28: Simpson announces his intention to make Puerto Rico the 51st state.