Washington – The actual real life President of the United States of America Donald J Trump has cleared up speculation over the weekend about what his middle name is.

The leader of the free world confirmed on Twitter that his middle name is not in fact ‘John’ as had previously been thought, but rather ‘Genius’.

Many pundits were surprised by the announcement. Sarah Huckabee is rumoured to be “weeping with joy in the ladies’ room” at the prospect of spinning this to the Associated Press in the White House Briefing Room.

President Trump told The Rochdale Herald; “Not many people know this but my middle name is Genius, with a ‘J’ as it’s always been spelled unless you believe the Fake News liberal media.”

“People have been calling me Genius my whole life. When I was at school the teacher would always say. ‘Come on Genius you’d better come sit at the front of the class’. My father used to say things like ‘sit down before you hurt yourself Genius’ or ‘seriously Genius don’t lick that you’ll electrocute yourself’.”

“I remember one time my accountant said ‘well done Genius, you’ve managed to lose a billion dollars running a casino’. I have no idea how he knew my middle name.”

Millions of Trump supporters across the country are expected to name their babies Jenius following the announcement.

Cleotus H Christ from Bumshart Nebrahoma told The Rochdale Herald: “Of course Mr Trump is a bona fide genius, he gone and told us he is so it must be true.”

At press time Sarah Huckabee was still on the toilet crying with joy and unavailable for comment.

Quentin D Fortesqueue is a founding editor of The Rochdale Herald. Part time amateur narcissist and full time satirist Quentin is never happier than when playing his lute and drinking a full bodied Bordeaux. He rarely plays the lute and never gets to drink Bordeaux.