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Wed Aug 21, 2019, 07:51 PM

Iceland's leader won't be around to welcome Pence

Source: AP

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland's leader has announced that she will skip U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's visit to her Nordic nation, opting instead to keep "prior commitments" by attending a trade union conference and meetings in Sweden.

Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir said that she's planned for months to give the keynote speech for the Council of Nordic Trade Unions' annual meeting in Malmo, Sweden, on Sept. 3 — the day before Pence's arrival. She will only return the afternoon of Sept. 4 after private meetings with Nordic union leaders, her office said.

"This visit, that was organized by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, has been bouncing a lot around the calendar so that it has been very difficult to organize oneself around it," she told Icelandic broadcaster RUV on Tuesday. Her office Wednesday confirmed that she had not changed her mind.

She also underscored that the arrangement was "absolutely not" about snubbing the Trump administration and that she had earlier this year met with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The decision was made before President Donald Trump announced that he would cancel a visit to another Nordic nation, Denmark.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/icelands-leader-wont-be-around-to-welcome-pence/ar-AAG7Tsz?li=BBnb7Kz



Isn't it great how much respect our country's gotten since Trump is running the show?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 08:05 PM

1. Finally our allies get it. Pence and Rump are not their friends, just the opposite.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 10:46 PM

8. Just b/c Pence wants to come to your country.......

Does not mean you have to drop everything to accommodate him.. Have HIM change his plans if he wants a sit down face to face...
Maybe in a sauna??? Over a shot of Brennivín ? Nekked?
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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 11:00 AM

12. Agree.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 08:22 PM

2. Making my Dannish genes Proud.,,,,

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 08:30 PM

3. She probably doesn't want to fend off offers to buy Iceland now that tRump can't get Greenland

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 08:39 PM

4. Plus they know Trump thinks it's always all about Trump and so does Pence.

but it's ,not really lol. Can't do the real business of state with any one of those two clowns around !

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 08:40 PM

5. So sorry I can't meet with you Mr. VPOTUS

I have a do it yourself root canal kit I've been meaning to try out and I'll be busy with that.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 09:20 PM

6. Haha, probably because Pence needs his wife to be present for all meetings

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 09:35 PM

7. Thank you Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir

Wish Queen Elizabeth had done the same.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 11:45 PM

9. We should hurry up and buy it out from under her while she's away! nt

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 11:51 PM

10. She's saving him from an uncomfortable wife-free meeting

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 06:55 AM

11. Too bad. Katrin could have made some money ...

... selling New Zealand's South Island to Pence.

In cash, or crypto-currency, of course. None of those Trump IOUs.

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