Finnish people aren't exactly known for their sense of humor. The famously introverted Nordic folk have an often dark and sarcastic take on things, and most of their jokes have something to do with drinking, a favorite pastime, or poking fun at their equally odd neighbors, the Swedes.

However, the antics of Donald Trump have once again proved fertile ground for comedy. His bizarre, off-the-cuff remarks about Finnish raking habits has given them a chance to showcase their quirky, sardonic humor in the form of Donald Trump memes, mocking him mercilessly, and boy is it funny!

Donald Trump's Twitter comments were made in response to the tragic California wildfires, where he has dug himself a hole of his own making by criticizing forest management instead of showing Presidential support and empathy for the victims. “You gotta take care of the floors,” he said. “You know the floors of the forest, very important... I was with the President of Finland... he called it a forest nation and they spent a lot of time on raking and cleaning and doing things, and they don't have any problem.”

The comparison is an odd one as Finland is much colder and wetter than California, and the forests contain tree varieties that are much less likely to catch fire. And while he did mention the virtues of their forest management system, the Finnish President has claimed not to recall any such mention of raking. Raking and cleaning forest floors is simply not a regular part of fire prevention in Finland! The remark appears to be an attempt to justify Trump's bizarre urge to point the finger of blame in the aftermath of a tragedy, similar to his distasteful comments following Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

In response, Finns have been taking to Twitter, rakes in hand, to mock the President's misguided remarks. Scroll down below to check out the hilarious Trump memes for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!

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Just a Purpler
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I mean, we only have one border so that last line isn't that hard to figure out. XD

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Nimue47
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wish I could help but here in Belgium we have some forests too (much much, waaaay much smaller compared to Finland !!) and I'm afraid I cannot seem to find my rake... Sorry !

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LOttawa
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This one made me laugh more than it should have...LOL

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Marta Puig
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

your post brought me out of my misery <3

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Hans
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And look, Finns have so much surplus electricity they do not even need a power cord!

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Ryo Bakura
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"As a Finn, you have two options once you leave school - rake the forests, to prevent forest fires, or casually remind people that we're technically not a part of Scandinavia."

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Ryo Bakura
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Hey sweetie, wanna have sex?" "Can't, raking up leaves." "Same. I hate our government."

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Ryo Bakura
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4 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"I am hereby, effective immediately, withdrawing the U.S. from the Rake Treaty with Finland. It was a useless treaty, implemented by our former "president", and I'm determined to prove America can stand on its own two legs, and rake its own forests. Now, where's that kid who mowed the White House lawn?"

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Teri Lucas
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You're all so funny. My goodness, I'm aching from laughing. Top work everyone, even the comments.

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Anne Gregory
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Someone must have forgotten to rake the leaves off the roof :)

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Ryo Bakura
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Rake rake rake, rake rake rake, rake your booty."

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ADHORTATOR
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Must be a cover version of Depeche Mode "I just can't rake enough"

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Ryo Bakura
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Oh shit. Everybody lock down the border! We don't want them coming over here, bringing their forest fires with them!" - Sweden

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BusLady
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Even Senior citizens are not exempt.

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Last Hurrah
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

POTUS: "I don't need no stinking rake. I'll just use my hands."

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Jose Baeyens
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

In some families this tradition is so old that their last name is based on it : Rake-unen for example.

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Symbole Simple
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well, things'll look bad if they get caught in a fire during a fight!

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Jose Baeyens
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There... there is the real problem....Those damn dogs..... 🤣

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Symbole Simple
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's dangerous! What with all the leaves laying around! What could go wrong?

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BusLady
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4 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Trump never raked the first time. He can't even operate an umbrella, much less a rake.

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Carol Roeder
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

All things are best learned at an early age.

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BusLady
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You gonna have to cut down all those trees, Son!

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Ryo Bakura
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Child labour!" "It's to prevent forest fires." "Oh. Pick up the pace, kid."

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Ryo Bakura
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Not only that, but you painstakingly glued each and every one of them back onto the trees, thus preventing further need to rake that particular forest again. Madam, I salute your ingenuity, and I hope one day to see you teaching this lesson to those in need, like America.

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