Swedish Deputy Prime Minister Appears to Mock President Trump With All-Female Photo
Sweden’s deputy prime minister, Isabella Lövin, shared a photo Friday that showed her signing a climate bill surrounded by seven colleagues, all of whom were women.
The photo stands in stark contrast to a recent picture of U.S. President Donald Trump that received swift criticism from Democrats and abortion rights groups when it showed him signing an order reinstating the Mexico City Policy, which prohibits federal funding to international groups that perform abortions or provide information about the procedure. In the photo, Trump is surrounded by seven men.
Lövin’s photo shows her staring down the camera as seven women, one of whom is visibly pregnant, look on. Sweden, which declared itself the “first feminist government in the world,” has sought to make gender equality central to its policies.
“We are a feminist government, which shows in this photo. Ultimately it is up to the observer to interpret the photo,” said Lövin, who is also the environment and development aid minister, according to The Guardian.
Many on social media interpreted the photo as critique of Trump.
“Want to thank the thousands of awesome, powerful people from all around the world thanking us for the #climate law pic. Love. Stay focused!” Lövin tweeted on Saturday.