Trump Cancels Copenhagen Visit Because Denmark Won’t Sell Him Greenland

Is he really this entitled, or is this some 7D distraction method from the real issues?

US President Donald Trump has cancelled a state visit to Denmark after the nation’s prime minister said Greenland was not for sale to the US.

The president was scheduled to visit on 2 September, at the invitation of Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II.

Then last week Mr Trump suggested the US was interested in buying Greenland, an autonomous Danish territory.

Danish PM Mette Frederiksen described the suggestion as “absurd” and said she hoped Mr Trump was not being serious.

Announcing the cancellation of his visit, Mr Trump tweeted: “Denmark is a very special country with incredible people, but based on Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen’s comments, that she would have no interest in discussing the purchase of Greenland, I will be postponing our meeting scheduled in two weeks for another time….”

A White House spokesman confirmed that the president’s visit had been cancelled.

The Danish royal house also confirmed it had been informed of the cancellation, the Danish Broadcasting Corporation, DR, reported.

The house’s head of communications, Lene Balleby, said the move was “a surprise”.

Mr Trump had earlier confirmed reports that he was interested in buying Greenland. When asked on Sunday if he would consider trading a US territory for the island, he replied: “Well, a lot of things could be done.”

“Essentially it’s a large real estate deal,” he said.

The suggestion was dismissed by Greenlandic and Danish officials. “Greenland is not for sale, but Greenland is open for trade and co-operation with other countries, including the USA,” said the territory’s premier, Kim Kielsen.

Lars Lokke Rasmussen, the former Danish prime minister, tweeted: “It must be an April Fool’s Day joke.”

Soren Espersen, foreign affairs spokesman for the populist Danish People’s Party, told national broadcaster DR: “If he is truly contemplating this, then this is final proof that he has gone mad.”

Source: BBC

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Mary E
6 months ago

Trump’s reputation as a bankrupted loser precedes him! He is not to be trusted and his claim of having $billions has also been exposed as a great big lie. The US will never have Greenland (except a small portion that it is leasing for an airbase)…

skinnerreturns
skinnerreturns
6 months ago

Denmark should respond with an offer to China and Russia, that will soon have Donald on his knees.
lol

Tom Jelinek
6 months ago

Mette Frederiksen memo to Donald Trump

Dear Mr. President

I regret that my comments came across to you as nasty, and it is not my wish to enter into hostilities with the United States. But sir, your request was in the first place ill-informed, since Denmark does not own Greenland, and therefore cannot sell it. Surely you have advisers who know this. Therefore, I do not feel that my comment was addressed to the United States in general, but only to the ignoramus who made the offer in public. In the second place, this comes across as roughly in league with John Belushi’s offer, in The Blues Brothers, to buy the restaurant patron’s wife and daughter, in order to terrorize the Maitre’D into joining their band. One should not be expected to sell one’s homeland simply because a powerful entity wants it. Please try to exercise better judgment in the future.

Mette.

Carlwilliam
Carlwilliam
6 months ago

Denmark should buy Alaska before Trump totally destroys it as well.

JustPassingThrough
JustPassingThrough
6 months ago

“If he is truly contemplating this, then this is final proof that he has gone mad.”

…which makes him imminently qualified to sit in the white house along with his khazarian golem cabinet and congress. lol

thomas malthaus
thomas malthaus
6 months ago

“Danish PM Mette Frederiksen described the suggestion as “absurd” and said she hoped Mr Trump was not being serious.”

Now might be a favorable time to expel US-based NGOs. Publicly discuss Denmark existing NATO and watch the fireworks.

Tom Jelinek
6 months ago

Al Qaeda will be discovered to have a Greenland branch, necessitating a US invasion.

John C Carleton
John C Carleton
6 months ago

Thats one way to keep the obnoxious fat butted jackass out of their country.

Anti-Empire