Klobuchar Tries a Climate Change Joke: 'We Will Build a Fridge to the Next Century'

By Susan Jones | August 27, 2019 | 7:27am EDT
Sen. Amy Klobuchar campaigns for president in Nashua, N.H. on August 25. (Photo: Screen capture)

(CNSNews.com) - Sen. Amy Klobuchar, one of many Democrats running for president, told a gathering in Nashua, New Hampshire on Sunday that "humor is very important" to use against President Donald Trump.

In her discussion on climate change, Klobuchar used some corny humor to explain how she would deal with that issue, inserting "one of my only climate change jokes" in her speech.

"There are a bunch of things you can do in the first hundred days," Klobuchar said:

She mentioned "investment in research and development" and "appliance standards."

"Appliance standards -- one of my only climate change jokes I can give you is that we will build a fridge to the next century. Yesss!" she said, as the joke fell sort of flat.

Klobuchar also called for re-joining the international climate change agreement; putting a price on carbon; and "other things."

"So I think this is doable," she said.

In August 1996, when Bill Clinton accepted his party's nomination, he committed to "building a bridge to the future."

In fact, Clinton's speech from 23 years ago could be recycled by any of the Democrat candidates today:

"So tonight let us resolve to build that bridge to the 21st century, to meet our challenges and protect our values," Clinton said at the time.

"Let us build a bridge to help our parents raise their children, to help young people and adults to get the education and training they need, to make our streets safer, to help Americans succeed at home and at work, to break the cycle of poverty and dependence, to protect our environment for generations to come, and to maintain our world leadership for peace and freedom. Let us resolve to build that bridge."

Or "fridge," as Klobuchar would have it...


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