Finnish Billboards Welcome Trump To The ‘Land Of Free Press’


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Finnish billboards by newspaper Helsingin Sanomat welcomed President Donald Trump to the “land of free press” in Helsinki Monday.

The Helsingin Sanomat placed nearly 300 billboards around the Finnish city to mock the president’s relationship with news outlets ahead of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday, Huffington Post reported. The newspaper placed the billboards in both Russian and English en route to where the two world leaders summit meeting was taking place. The billboards displayed specific media headlines where Trump and Putin attacked the press. (RELATED: ‘The Time Has Come To Talk About Our Relations’: Trump Sits Down With Putin In Finland)

“Billboards on the presidents’ routes from the airport to the summit have been filled with news headlines regarding them and their attitude towards the freedom of the press,” according to a statement by the Helsingin Sanomat. (RELATED: Melania Shines In Powder Blue Coat At Helsinki-Vantaa Airport In Finland [PHOTOS])

“The headlines highlight the presidents’ turbulent relations with the media and were published between the years 2000 and 2018,” according to Helsingin Sanomat’s press release. (RELATED: Trump On Putin Meeting: Nothing Will Be ‘Good Enough’ For Dems, Establishment Media)

Finland received fourth place in the freedom of the press, according to research by the 2018 World Press Freedom Index.

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