Iceland’s Prime Minister Snubs Mike Pence

Iceland’s leader has announced that she will skip U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to her Nordic nation, opting instead to keep ‘prior commitments’ by attending a trade union conference in Sweden.

Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir said that she’s planned for months to give the keynote speech for the Council of Nordic Trade Unions’ annual meeting in Malmo, Sweden, on Sept. 3 — the day before Pence’s arrival. She has no plans to return the following day for his visit.

TIME

Iceland’s Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir is my favorite leader of a foreign country, because she’s a dead ringer for Susan Dey circa 1970 and she’s no fan of the Trump administration.

The beautiful Prime Minister announced that she will skip Mike Pence’s visit to her country, citing a prior commitment to speak at a trade union conference in Sweden the day before the VP’s arrival.

It should be noted that Sweden is only about 1,000 miles from Iceland, but I take it she wouldn’t walk across the street to meet Pence.

Jakobsdottir is a leading crusader for abortion rights, LGBT rights and climate change, it’s not surprising she doesn’t want anything to do with the likes of Mike Pence.

Pence is getting an icy reception in Iceland, maybe the mayor of Reykjavik will deign to meet with the hapless vice president of the United States.

Read More: https://time.com/5658037/iceland-pm-skipping-pence-visit/

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