Trump's migrate offer get frosty reception in Norway

Marco Green
January 14, 2018

The United States "could conceivably go back in" to the Paris climate agreement, President Trump said Wednesday - but it would have to be under terms that don't punish the country for its wealth of fossil fuels.

"It put great penalties on us".

In comments first reported by the Washington Post, Trump asked "why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" during debate over a bipartisan immigration deal in the Oval Office on Thursday. "It took away a lot of our asset values". The United States also joined the non-binding agreement under President Barack Obama, but Trump said past year he was withdrawing. But he will have to wait until 2019 to formally notify the United Nations of a US exit under the agreement's regulations.

"Norway is combatting climate change - it's an important issue for us and we are committed to the Paris agreement", Solberg said during a joint news conference with Trump.

'Why would Norwegians come?' Twitter blows up at Trump's s***hole slur Twitter users have pointed out the irony of Donald Trump lamenting immigration from "s***hole countries" while wishing that the USA had "more people from places like Norway": Why would Norwegians immigrate to the United States?

Trump maintained Wednesday he has "no problem" with the accord, but said he had a problem with the agreement as signed. "We are very strong on the environment".

Another Norwegian tweeter, riismeister, said "why would I trade very affordable healthcare (including mental health), very affordable higher education, 49 weeks parental leave (combined for mom+dad), and minimum 25 vacation days per year for a maniac with a big button who wants to take away even more of my rights?"

Prime Minister Erna Solberg noted that many Norwegians drive USA -made Tesla electric cars and said her country saw "tremendous economic and business opportunities" as nations around the world fight climate change.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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