Trump may love Norway, but Norwegians can't stand him


"Trump has the reputation of being ignorant and impulsive," Torbjørn Lindstrøm Knutsen, a politics professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, told Dagbladet. "I think this applies to all of Europe. The world has a picture of Trump as moody, erratic and ignorant." Getty Images As a point of comparison, Putin was viewed by only 60 percent of Norwegians as endangering world peace. Neighbors Norway and Russia have exchanged terse words in recent years over national security after Moscow annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014.Svein Melby, senior researcher at the Norwegian Institute for Defense Studies, told Dagbladet that Trump acts to create uncertainty around his interest in wielding international power. Norwegians would have been unlikely to view President Barack Obama through such an extreme lens, Melby noted.The New York Times. He was believed to use the word "shithole" to negatively describe Haiti and African countries, but Trump and the White House denied he used that language.Trump tweeted Thursday morning, "The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used. What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made - a big setback for DACA!"Request Reprint or Submit Correction Join the Discussion Most Read Sign up for our Newsletter Sign up Update your preferences » Related Stories UN Says Trump's "Shithole Countries" Remarks Are Racist Choose a Membership That's Perfect for You! Print & Digital Weekly magazine, delivered Daily Newsletter Website access Subscribe Print Only Weekly magazine, delivered Daily Newsletter Website access Subscribe Digital Only Website access Daily Newsletter Subscribe © 2018 Newsweek LLCAbout UsCorrectionsContact UsNewsweek Media GroupTravelAdvertiseCopyrightPrivacy PolicyTerms of ServiceTerms of SaleArchive

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