In a surprise move, President Donald Trump announced he had worked out a deal that would allow the U.S. to rejoin the Paris Climate Accord, an international agreement to reduce greenhouse gases. Speaking from the Rose Garden with only reporters from the New York Times invited to attend, Trump announced the re-entry plan he worked out with the support of French President Emmanuel Macron, British Prime Minister Theresa May, and Germany’s Angela Merkel.
“The Paris Climate Accord was a fatally flawed plan that disadvantaged the United States,” said Trump, who has long promised to revisit the deal if the terms were completely different. “But I fixed the biggest flaw of all. Today, I’m pleased to announce, after much negotiation, the Paris Climate Accord has been renamed the Trump Climate Accord.” Veering from a prepared statement, Trump promised “the Trump Climate Accord is going to be the greatest climate accord in history. We are going to be so good at reducing carbon emissions that we’re going to be sick of how good we are at reducing carbon emissions.”
When asked for comment, South Carolina’s Bob Inglis said he wasn’t so full of deviled eggs to forget “today is April Fool’s Day.”