These famously introverted Nordic folks have an often dark and sarcastic take on things, and most of their jokes have something to do with drinking, a favourite pastime, or poking fun at their equally odd neighbours, the Swedes.
However, the antics of Trump have once again proved fertile ground for comedy. The orange turd is the gift that keeps on giving.
His bizarre, off-the-cuff remarks about Finnish raking habits has given Finns a chance to showcase their quirky, sardonic humour to the world.
Trump’s comments were made in response to the tragic wildfires of California, where he has dug himself a hole of his own making by criticising forest management instead of showing Presidential support and empathy for the victims…
“You gotta take care of the floors,” he said. “You know the floors of the forest, very important… I was with the president of Finland… he called it a forest nation and they spent a lot of time on raking and cleaning and doing things and they don’t have any problem.”
The comparison is an odd one as Finland is much colder and wetter than California, and the forests contain tree varieties that are much less likely to catch fire.
And while he did mention the virtues of their forest management system, the Finnish President has claimed not to recall any such mention of raking.
Finland’s president, Sauli Niinistö, was like “Bruh what?”
Raking and cleaning forest floors is simply not a regular part of fire prevention in Finland!
The remark appears to be an attempt to justify Trump’s urge to point the finger of blame in the aftermath of a tragedy, similar to his distasteful comments following Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.
In response, Finns have been taking to Twitter, rakes in hand, to mock the president SHITler misguided remarks.
What will the internet do when the orange idiot is no longer President?
I think the world’s comedians will surely starve to death!!