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US presidential candidate: ‘Trump would nuke Denmark’

DANISH NEWS - 'Denmark' repeatedly referenced in US presidential candidates' attacks on opponents

The Republican Party’s new front-runner, Senator Ted Cruz, has suggested that his opponent, Donald Trump, is so unstable that if he were president he might spontaneously decide to ‘nuke Denmark’, writes and

In response to a bombardment of insults on Twitter from the New York billionaire after winning Tuesday’s Iowa caucus, Mr Cruz replied:

“We need a commander-in-chief, not a Twitterer-in-chief….I don’t know anyone who would be comfortable with someone who behaves this way having his finger on the button….I mean, we’re liable to wake up one morning, and Donald, if he were president, would have nuked Denmark.”

Synonymous with ‘welfare state’, ‘socialism’

It’s unclear as to why Mr Cruz specifically named Denmark, but according to Berlingske analyst Paul Hoi it could have been a ‘Freudian slip’ – on the Democrats’ side Senator Bernie Sanders has often cited Denmark as a model for the welfare state he envisages for the USA, while the Republicans have dismissed Denmark as synonymous with socialism.

Read the article on the Danish news site here

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