Norway baffled, discomfited by Trump remark

JOHANNESBURG – Norwegians are baffled and discomfited to be the subject of President Donald Trump's backhanded compliment in his vulgar comments on immigrants from African nations and Haiti.


Trump spoke after a bilateral meeting with Norway's prime minister, asking why the US would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "shithole countries" in Africa rather than places like Norway.


Henrik Heldahl, a commentator for the Amerikansk Politikk website, says the sentiment about Norway might have been welcomed without the rest of the statement. "But the way he said it guarantees that the reaction here will be very negative."


First published: 01.12.18, 14:55