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Trump Abruptly Cancels Meeting With Denmark’s Leader For Telling Him Greenland Isn’t For Sale

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Trump Abruptly Cancels Meeting With Denmark’s Leader For Telling Him Greenland Isn’t For Sale




President Trump abruptly canceled a meeting with the prime minister of Denmark, blaming her decision to shut down his public discussions of possibly purchasing Greenland from the country and saying it would be rescheduled for another time.

“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,” Trump tweeted.

“The Prime Minister was able to save a great deal of expense and effort for both the United States and Denmark by being so direct. I thank her for that and look forward to rescheduling sometime in the future!” he added.



His tweet comes shortly after Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen fired back at Trump for suggesting the U.S. might be interested in purchasing Greenland, calling the idea “absurd.”

“Greenland is not Danish. Greenland is Greenlandic. I persistently hope that this is not something that is seriously meant,” Frederiksen told reporters.

Trump was scheduled to visit Denmark on Sept. 2 following a trip to Poland where he was expected to meet with the Queen of Denmark, other leaders and business officials.

He was also expected to meet with Greenland’s prime minister, Kim Kielsen.





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