Danish PM jokes about Trump, Karl Rove at state dinner

Denmark Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen took joking shots at presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch To ward off recession, Trump should keep his mouth and smartphone shut Trump: 'Who is our bigger enemy,' Fed chief or Chinese leader? MORE and Republican strategist Karl Rove at Friday night's White House state dinner.

Rasmussen addressed President Obama at the dinner, which honored leaders from Nordic countries. 


"Now your presidency is coming to an end, and I have something to admit. I'm very fond of the Donald, too," Rasmussen said. "I support him as a president. He's pretty smart, shows great leadership skills, a true visionary.

"And I'm, of course, talking about Donald Tusk, who is president of the European Council," he continued. 

Rasmussen also swiped at Rove while remarking on U.S. ties to Nordic countries. 

"The Swedes and the Finns and the Icelanders did their part, too, contributing to the gene pool that gave you Julia Roberts, Matt Damon and Uma Thurman," he said.

"And the Norwegians — well, they gave you Karl Rove."