The Nordic track (channeling President Trump)

Jerry Adler
Senior Editor
President Trump gestures at photographers while greeting Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Kuwait’s emir, at the West Wing of the White House in 2017. (Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Oh I’d prefer a billionaire Kuwaiti

A Swede, a Dane, or better yet, Norwegian

To anyone from Africa or Haiti

Or any equatorial-ish region.


As long as we are having these discussions

Regarding who to let in through the doorway

I wouldn’t mind a few more Finns or Russians

Or people from a place like, maybe, Norway.


If we have to have more immigration

We need a wall against the raging hordes

While letting in more people from a nation

With reindeer and with lutefisk and fjords.


So you can keep your tired and your poorish

Your huddled masses don’t mean s*** to me.

Go ahead and call me crude or boorish

But I prefer blonde people who can ski.



Yahoo News writer Jerry Adler occasionally escapes his handlers and writes scraps of light verse on the day’s events. Further examples can be found here.


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