Their names were Boris, Donald and Scott.
They were perhaps not the nicest clowns in the world but many people must have loved them as they were given special chairs in special places, with special houses and special powers and especially lots of money to do with whatever they liked.
Boris had really only just officially joined their group, but now he was there to stay (for a while anyway and…is it really FIVE years?). Boris had some very funny acts.
Did you see the one where he grabbed the phone from the journalist’s hand and put it in his pocket?
Oh, how we all laughed!
Did you see when he couldn’t recall how many children he had?
What a funny joke that was!
Donald was the first in this group, but he was feeling a little upset, since some nasty people said they didn’t like him. But that didn’t stop Donald from being a clown and saying lots of funny things.
Oh, how the world laughed!
He sent lots of funny messages out on Twitter and he said things in his speeches that people called “gaffes” but they weren’t gaffes, they were Donald’s jokes.
My, he’s a funny one!
Meanwhile the super-Pentecostal clown, Scott, made his country laugh when they talked about things that are true and Scott just said, “pffft…no that’s not true!”
Oh, how the people laughed!
“Funny Scott,” they said.
Scott made lots more people laugh by talking about a very silly and funny thing he called the ‘Religious Discrimination Bill’.
Laugh? You should have heard the people in the churches laugh - and the gay people laugh.
Oh, you are a very funny clown, Scott!
And, so Scott, Boris and Donald continue to say whatever they like and do whatever they like and the people cheer.
Or do they?
"The forest was shrinking, but the trees kept voting for the axe because it's handle was made of wood and they thought it was one of them."
(part of a Turkish proverb)