“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”
“Why do we want all these people from Africa here? They’re shithole countries … We should have more people from Norway.”
Residents of shitholes may not be welcome in the US, but as president Trump said yesterday, when it comes to Vikings, America’s customs gates are wide open. But do Norwegians feel the same about emigrating to the US? As Reuters observes, many citizens of the Scandinavian nation appeared lass than enthusiastic on Friday by Trump’s suggestion.
The Nordic country, one of the richest in the world by GDP per capita thanks to its $1+ trillion government pension fund funded by the country’s oil industry, was last year named the happiest nation on the planet and is known for a cradle-to-grave welfare state. This may explain why so many locals compared the US to a “shithole.”
It started with the country’s statistics agency. While hundreds of thousands of Norwegians…
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