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‘Thanks, but no thanks’: Norwegians reject Trump’s immigration offer

OSLO: Many Norwegians rejected on Friday a suggestion by U.S. President Donald Trump that they would be more welcome to move to the United States than immigrants from "shithole 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…

Trump denies ‘shithole countries’ remark

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump tweeted a denial on Friday after he was quoted as describing African and other states as "shithole countries," amid an international furor over the remarks. Trump, who reportedly made the comment during a meeting with legislators Thursday on immigration reform, drew charges of racism. "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" Trump said, people briefed on the meeting told The Washington Post. The New York Times later reported the same comment,…