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Posted: May 31, 2017

Nordic leaders troll President Trump

Nordic Prime Ministers, from left, Stefan Lofven of Sweden, Lars Lokke Rasmussen of Denmark, Erna Solberg of Norway, Juha Sipila of Finland and Bjarni Benediktsson of Iceland hold their hands on a soccer ball during a meeting in Bergen, Norway, Monday, May 29 2017. A Norwegian official say five Nordic prime ministers who posed for a photo clutching a soccer ball weren’t intending to make fun of a viral image from U.S. President Donald Trump’s trip to Saudi Arabia. (Marit Hommedal / NTB scanpix via AP)
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Nordic Prime Ministers, from left, Stefan Lofven of Sweden, Lars Lokke Rasmussen of Denmark, Erna Solberg of Norway, Juha Sipila of Finland and Bjarni Benediktsson of Iceland hold their hands on a soccer ball during a meeting in Bergen, Norway, Monday, May 29 2017. A Norwegian official say five Nordic prime ministers who posed for a photo clutching a soccer ball weren’t intending to make fun of a viral image from U.S. President Donald Trump’s trip to Saudi Arabia. (Marit Hommedal / NTB scanpix via AP)

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By Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

It is rare that world leaders troll each other on social media, but the prime ministers of Denmark, Finland and the other Nordic countries are not letting the opportunity to pass them up.

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Lars Lokke Rasmussen (Denmark), Juha Sipila (Finland), Bjarni Benediktsson (Iceland), Erna Solberg (Norway) and Stefan Lofven (Sweden) were photographed putting their own spin on the now-infamous orb photo from last week’s summit to combat extremist ideology, substituting a soccer ball for the glowing globe, Time reported.

And the five world leaders were not pulling punches and hiding the intent of the photo, saying that they didn’t know what the other leaders were thinking when they put their hands on the glowing globe, The Guardian reported.

The Nordic prime ministers were meeting to discuss a a partnership between their countries.


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