Norwegians tell Trump: We don't want to come to your s***hole country

Scandinavians express solidarity with Haiti and African nations

Caroline Mortimer
Friday 12 January 2018 22:30
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Trump referred to Haitians and Africans as coming from ‘s***hole countries’

Norwegians have expressed solidarity with Haiti and several African nations by saying they do not want to go to the US, describing it using the alleged words of Donald Trump as a “s***hole”.

The US President has provoked fresh controversy after allegedly asking a group of senators why the US had to allow in immigrants from “s***hole countries” in Africa and the Caribbean rather than from places like Norway.

He was immediately denounced as a "racist" who praised white immigrants over ethnic minorities with the UN calling the comments “shocking and shameful”.

But Norwegians and their Scandinavian cousins on Twitter decided to mock Mr Trump and America itself instead by asking why they would want to go to a country without free healthcare and rampant gun crime.

One user, Christian Christensen, a Stockholm-based American professor, wrote: “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”.

Another, Christian Gerhard, said: “Being from Norway and the country Trump wants immigrants from. Would not even consider to emigrate to s***hole USA as long as Donald Trump is president there.”

Meanwhile, Kathinka Froystad addressed the President directly, saying: “Dear Mr President, I am glad you enjoyed meeting my prime minister, but I am quite happy where I am and would not even dream of settling down in the US during your s***hole, racist and misogynist regime.”

Others pointed out that when Norwegians were emigrating to the US 100 years ago, it was to escape the war and poverty that many modern immigrants and refugees face.

While others said Mr Trump did not perhaps know what he was letting himself in for by welcoming more Norwegians as the country’s egalitarian politics clashes with his “winner takes all” brand of nationalism.

Mr Trump has denied the allegations saying he used “tough” language in the meeting but did not used those words to describe Haiti or any African country.

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