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Fri Jan 12, 2018, 09:01 PM

'Thanks, but no thanks' - Norwegians reject Trump's immigration offer

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.

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"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.

While hundreds of thousands of Norwegians emigrated to the U.S. in the 19th century, just 502 out of a population of 5.3 million people moved there in 2016, down 59 from the previous year, according to Statistics Norway.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/thanks-but-no-thanks-norwegians-reject-trumps-immigration-offer/ar-AAuBxaN?li=BBnbcA1&ocid=edgsp

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Fri Jan 12, 2018, 09:06 PM

1. "We are not coming. Cheers from Norway"..

lol

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