By Tyler Durden
“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 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.
“Will there be more now?” the statistics agency asked in a tweet.
Here are some more reactions:
“On behalf of Norway: Thanks, but no …read more