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 TrumpKinzinger says Trump 'winning' because so many Republicans 'have remained silent' Our remote warfare counterterrorism strategy is more risk than reward Far-right rally draws small crowd, large police presence at Capitol 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."