Donald Trump at the next world summit on climate change:
“I have a solution for the atmosphere’s pollution over China,” President Trump declared. He squinted around at the other delegates, who appeared mesmerized. “Leave China alone. Let her manufacture and pump carbon all she wants, and let her people drink the drainage water they’ll end up with. They’ll all die! End of the biggest polluter in the world!”
There was a silence, then Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi spoke up. “And what about India, another huge polluter, and the United States?”
“Same thing,” Trump shot back. “I’ll take care of the United States my way.”
“And what way is that?”
“He, he, wait and see. The next four years is gonna be absolutely showbiz time.”
After everyone but British Prime Minister David Cameron and Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel had left and neither had yet recovered his and her speech, an odd sound arrived at Cameron’s ears. Was it….? Could it….? Yes! The usually solemn, dignified Merkel was giggling. The giggles turned into hysterical laughter and Cameron could not help it — his chin shook and shook and together they wiped each other’s tears unable to stop laughing.