U.S. "could conceivably" reenter Paris Climate Agreement


The US leader prompted a wave of indignation on Thursday in reported remarks, made to US Senators and Congressmen when he said "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?"

The deal with Norway isn't the first time a foreign country has entered an agreement with the US, or has expressed interest in American companies, under the Trump administration. Short answer: everything, except maybe long winter nights.

Granted, Norway's population is only 5.3 million, but it's probably safe to assume that its decent-people-to-assholes ratio beats the USA, too.

"Why would people from Norway want to immigrate here?"

Norway, with a population just over 5,000,000 people, was ranked as the top nation in the World Happiness Report last March, edging out Denmark as the happiest country in the world, The Guardian reported.

Today, Mr Trump held a joint press conference with Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg, who reiterated her country's commitment to the Paris accord.

Carolyn Nelson, a Lockheed Martin spokeswoman, told the Post that the company, which produces the F-35, has delivered 10 of the fighter jets to Norway and that its government has authorized spending for 40 of the aircraft overall. "I'm not going to let that happen", he added. With a $400 billion price tag that is double the original budget, the F-35 is the most expensive weapons program in history.

Solberg's US visit was hailed as a success in Norway where she was praised for raising issues around climate change and worldwide trade.

On the downside, Norway has some issues with cancer, partly because Norwegians smoke more than Americans and partly because they use those long arctic summer days to spend time outside in the sun. "They have actual health care, and longer life expectancy", author Stephen King wrote on Twitter. They also tend to be fluent in English and speak it with better grammar than most Americans.

Solberg says Norway is "really appreciative of the good work that we have together with the United States".