U.S. President Donald Trump says the Danish prime minister was “nasty” and “not good” when she rebuffed his curiosity in shopping for Greenland.
“It was made in a nasty, sarcastic tone,” Trump informed reporters on the White Home on Wednesday.
“She mentioned ‘absurd,’ that’s not the proper phrase to make use of.”
Denmark’s Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen known as Trump’s suggestion “absurd” when he expressed curiosity within the so-called “giant actual property deal.”
She stood by her response on Wednesday, reiterating that Greenland isn’t on the market.
Frederiksen mentioned she is “upset and shocked” by Trump’s choice to cancel, however doesn’t consider it suggests any form of “disaster” between Washington and Copenhagen.
“The cancellation of the go to doesn’t change the great relationship between Denmark and the US,” Frederiksen informed reporters, including that the U.S. is “one in every of our closest allies.”
“The invitation for a stronger strategic co-operation with the Individuals within the Arctic continues to be open.”
Trump and his spouse Melania have been scheduled to go to Demark as a part of a European journey on Sept. 2 and three. Beforehand, the White Home indicated that the September go to was not associated to Trump’s curiosity in shopping for Greenland.
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Trump introduced his choice to cancel the assembly with the Danish prime minister in a tweet.
“Denmark is a really particular nation with unimaginable individuals, however based mostly on Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen’s feedback, that she would have little interest in discussing the acquisition of Greenland, I will likely be suspending our assembly scheduled in two weeks for an additional time,” Trump mentioned.
He mentioned Wednesday that he intends to reschedule the assembly.
“We’ll make it another time. I really like Denmark, I’ve been to Denmark. Frankly, we’ll do it one other time,” he mentioned.
Trump’s newest tit for tat with a overseas nation started over the weekend when he mentioned buying Greenland is “one thing we’ve talked about” and that it could be “strategically fascinating” to the U.S.
A spokesperson for Denmark’s royal palace, which formally invited Trump to go to, known as the U.S. president’s cancellation “a shock.”
Frederiksen known as the preliminary suggestion “absurd.”
WATCH: Donald Trump postpones journey to Denmark after prime minister rejects provide to purchase Greenland
On Wednesday, she added that Greenland’s premier Kim Kielsen had dominated out promoting off the territory.
“I clearly agree with him,” she mentioned.
The information has bewildered some Denmark politicians and residents.
Hellen Thorning Schmidt, Denmark’s former premier, known as the transfer “deeply insulting.”
Soren Espersen of the Danish Folks’s Celebration steered Trump’s cancellation was an insult to Denmark’s head of state, Queen Margrethe, as she was the one to formally invite him.
“It is rather, very surprising when it’s a couple of very shut ally and a great pal,” Espersen mentioned.
The chief of the Danish Social Liberal Celebration was a bit franker.
“It reveals why we now greater than ever ought to think about (fellow) European Union international locations as our closet allies,” Morten Ostergaard mentioned.
“The person is unpredictable… Actuality surpasses creativeness.”
— With information from the Related Press and Reuters
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