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‘Trump spreads conspiracy theories and is openly racist’

House of Cards star Joel Kinnaman has once again hit out at US presidential candidate Donald Trump, calling him "openly racist" and saying that there is "no choice" but to vote for rival Hillary Clinton in the forthcoming election.

'Trump spreads conspiracy theories and is openly racist'
Kinnaman pictured earlier this year. Photo: Joel Ryan/AP/TT

Though a Swede by birth, Kinnaman’s father is American. The actor holds dual nationality and will be able to vote for a new commander-in-chief in November.

And the 36-year-old wasn’t scared to voice his preference for the race during an interview with Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter published on Friday.

When asked who he will vote for, Kinnaman replied:

“There is no choice, for Hillary Clinton. A reality with Donald Trump as president is so frightening you don’t dare even imagine it.”

Kinnaman – who currently plays presidential hopeful Will Conway in Netflix series House of Cards – didn’t stop there, going on to further hammer the billionaire businessman.

“The scariest thing about him is how unaware he is of his own ignorance (…) He spreads conspiracy theories and is openly racist,” he added.

This isn’t the first time Kinnaman has hit out at Trump. In a previous Swedish interview with King Magazine last August, the Hollywood star said that if the New Yorker wins in November, he and his family will be “packing our bags and moving home to Sweden”.

And a quick look at Kinnaman's Twitter feed makes his thoughts even clearer:

NORWEGIAN

Norwegian to slash staff by half in wake of Trump travel ban

Norwegian Air Shuttle said on Thursday it would temporarily lay off up to half its staff, following the US travel ban and the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Norwegian to slash staff by half in wake of Trump travel ban
A Boeing 737 33-S operated by Norwegian landing at Oslo's Gardermoen Airport. Photo: Erlend Aas/ NTB Scanpix/AFP
“The new restrictions imposed further pressure on an already difficult situation,” Jacob Schram, CEO of Norwegian, said in a statement, referring to the 30-day travel ban from Europe to the US introduced by US president Donald Trump.
   
“Due to the extraordinary market situation as a result of the coronavirus… we must look at all possible measures to reduce costs,” the company said in a statement.
   
“This unfortunately also includes temporary lay-offs of up to 50 percent of our employees and the number may increase,” it added, confirming the staff would be let go.
 
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The low-cost carrier also said it was cancelling more than 4,000 flights, including 3,000 already announced on Tuesday.
   
“We do not rule out that others may follow,” airline spokesman Lasse Sandaker-Nielsen told AFP. “The situation is changing from minute to minute,” he told AFP.
   
According to the airline, about 40 percent of its long-haul fleet would be grounded as it was cancelling the majority of flights from European airports to the US.
   
The company said it would continue to operate flights between London — which is excluded from the travel ban — and the US, and hoped to re-route as many of its passengers as possible.
   
Norwegian, which has been in deficit for three years and is heavily indebted due to an ambitious expansion policy, especially in long-haul flights, has been plummeting on the Oslo Stock Exchange.
   
On Thursday, after the announcement by the US president, the share fell by 22 percent. The stock has fallen by over 80 percent in the last month.
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