12 Jan '18, 2pm

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

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

OSLO (REUTERS) - Many Norwegians rejected on Friday (Jan 12) a suggestion by US President Donald Trump that they would be more welcome to move to the United States than immigrants from "s***hole 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 US senators briefed him on Thursday on a newly drafted bipartisan immigration Bill, according to two sources who asked not to be identified. One of the sources who was briefed on the conversation quoted him as saying: "Why do we want all these people from Africa here? They're s***hole countries... We should have more people from...

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