President Donald Trump is catching much deserved heat for his disparaging remarks about Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries during an immigration meeting earlier this week.
Although he has since denied it, reports are circulating that Trump asked, “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” He followed his question up by asserting that, “We should have more people from places like Norway.”
Now, it’s pretty clear that the underlying message behind his alleged comments is that he would prefer more white immigrants coming into the United States than black and brown ones.
However, the Twitterverse wasted no time answering Trump’s question by laying out the many reasons why no one from Norway would want to come to America, most of which have to do with him and the flawed government he's in charge of.
Funny how Norway isn't a "shithole country" despite embracing everything Trump supposedly abhors: high taxes, big government, liberal social values, something resembling socialism.— Jill Filipovic (@JillFilipovic) January 12, 2018
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— Christian Christensen (@ChrChristensen) January 11, 2018
My parents both came from Norway, god rest their souls.— Brian Hjelle???? (@Brian_Hjelle) January 11, 2018
If they were alive today, they would know better.
They'd have stayed in Norway, or maybe have chosen a less SHITHOLE country.
The Racist in Chief thinks we need more immigrants from Norway.— ??Dr. Donna Noble of Normay?? (@DonnaNoble10th) January 11, 2018
Some things about Norway:
??Paid family leave
??Shorter work weeks
??More vacation time
??Incredible education system
WHY WOULD THEY WANT TO COME HERE??? pic.twitter.com/F30NCOsx1p
Trump: "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here? Why not people from Norway?"— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) January 11, 2018
Norwegians: "Why would we move to a country with a shithole President?"
Well, there you have it, Mr. President. Norwegians are simply better off staying as far away from you as possible.
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