Nordic Prime Ministers Troll Trump


“Who rules the world?” That’s the questions the five Nordic heads of government asked during a summit in Bergen as they mocked the US President by clinging a golden football

Five Nordic prime ministers have mocked Donald Trump in an image of them clinging to a golden football during a summit in Bergen.

The leaders posted a photograph of themselves clasping a soccer ball – echoing a photograph of Donald Trump, Saudi King Salman and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi holding a glowing orb that went viral last week.

That orb was an illuminated globe at the Global Centre for Combating Extremist Ideology in Riyadh, the opening of which the three leaders were attending on 21st May. Eerie lighting gave the photo an aura of comic-book villains plotting world domination, an image that proved irresistible to the Twitterati .

And, apparently, it was just as irresistible to Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Juha Sipilä, Bjarni Benediktsson, Erna Solberg and Stefan Löfven, the prime ministers of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden respectively.


At a meeting in Bergen, Norway, called to discuss cooperation among the Nordic countries, the five heads of government came up with their own version of the photo, and stuck it on social media. On her Facebook page, Erna Solberg made the comparison explicit:

“Who rules the world? Riyadh vs Bergen. Don’t know what those in the upper photo were thinking, in the lower one are the five Nordic prime ministers, holding a ball with the sustainability goals. We’re hoping they’ll be a road map for the future.”

Information taken from Reuters news agency



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