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Norway says no thanks to Trump, we'll stay here

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Jimdamick, Jan 12, 2018 at 6:47 PM.

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    Jimdamick

    Jimdamick Well-Known Member

    Many Norwegians rejected on Friday a suggestion by U.S. President Donald Trump that they would be more welcome to move to the United States than immigrants from "shithole countries" such as Haiti or African nations.

    The Nordic country, one of the richest in the world by GDP per capita, was last year named the happiest nation on the planet and is known for a cradle-to-grave welfare state funded in part by large reserves of oil and natural gas.

    Trump mentioned Norway in derogatory comments about other countries of migration as U.S. senators briefed him on Thursday on a newly drafted bipartisan immigration bill, according to two sources who asked not to be identified.

    One of the sources who was briefed on the conversation quoted him as saying: "Why do we want all these people from Africa here? They're shithole countries ... We should have more people from Norway."

    "On behalf of Norway: Thanks, but no thanks," tweeted Torbjoern Saetre, a politician representing Norway's Conservative Party in a municipality near Oslo.

    Others condemned the U.S. president's comments as inappropriate or racist.

    "We are not coming. Cheers from Norway," one woman wrote.

    My favorite is the following

    "Of course people from #Norway would love to move to a country where people are far more likely to be shot, live in poverty, get no healthcare because they're poor, get no paid parental leave or subsidized daycare and see fewer women in political power. #Shithole"

    Smart people
     
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    Justin-case

    Justin-case Well-Known Member

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    MustardBottle

    MustardBottle Member

    He should have said Poland.

    64% of Poles would be on a plane the next day.
     
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    Huckster79

    Huckster79 Well-Known Member

    Can you imagine what everyday ordinary Europeans gotta be thinking right now about us? Hell not Europe any civilized society. They gotta think weve lost our minds! Ive written two people in other countries, that i dont know, just a note telling em dont give up on us, we havent all lost our minds! Im going to continue this... kinda like a message in a bottle...
     
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    SneekyNinja

    SneekyNinja Well-Known Member

    I've friends in the UK and Netherlands, they think it's both shocking and hilarious in equal measure.
     
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    Huckster79

    Huckster79 Well-Known Member

    I have no doubt!
     
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    twostrokenut

    twostrokenut Well-Known Member

    yet over 400 Norwegians immigrated here last year.
     

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