Donald Trump met with the Queen of England, and he asked her, “Your Majesty, how do you run such an efficient government? Are there any tips you can give me?”
“Well,” replied the Queen, “the most important thing is to surround yourself with intelligent people.”
Trump frowned, and then asked, “But how do I know the people around you are really intelligent?”
The Queen took a sip of tea. “Oh, that’s easy; you just ask them to answer an intelligent riddle.”
The Queen pushed a button on her intercom. “Please send Boris Johnson in here, would you?”
The Prime Minster walked into the room and said, “Yes, Your Majesty?”
The Queen smiled and said, “Answer me this, if you would, Boris. Your mother and father have a child. It is not your brother and it is not your sister. Who is it?”
Without pausing for a moment, he answered, “That would be me.”
“Yes! Very good,” said the Queen.
Trump went back home to ask Mike Pence the same question. “ Mike, answer this for me. Your mother and your father have a child. It’s not your brother and it’s not your sister. Who is it?”
“I’m not sure,” said Pence. “Let me get back to you on that one.” He went to his advisers and asked everyone, but none could give him an answer.
Finally, Pence ran in to his friend Jack Murphy in a restaurant the next night. Pence asked, “Jack, can you answer this for me? Your mother and father have a child and it’s not your brother or your sister. Who is it?”
Jack Murphy answered right back, “That’s easy, it’s me!”
Pence smiled, and said, “Thanks!”
Pence then went back to speak with Trump. “Say, I did some research and I have the answer to that riddle: It’s my friend Jack Murphy!”
Trump got up, stomped over to Pence, and angrily yelled, “No, you idiot! It’s Boris Johnson!”