Danish PM says she was surprised to learn Trump canceled trip over Greenland flap

NEW: Danish PM says she is surprised that the US president canceled his visit over refusal to sell Greenland.


NEW: Danish PM says she is surprised that the US president canceled his visit over refusal to sell Greenland.

Trump called off the visit Tuesday after the prime minister rebuffed his interest in buying Greenland, a Danish territory.

Aug. 21, 2019, 2:49 PM UTC By Matt Korade and Adam Edelman Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen expressed “regret and surprise” Wednesday that President Donald Trump had canceled his early September visit to her country after she rebuffed his interest in buying Greenland, a Danish territory. Frederiksen said in a news conference that she had been"looking forward to having a dialogue on the many shared interests that Denmark has with U.S.," including developments in the Arctic, which"call for further cooperation between the U.S. and Greenland, Faroe Islands and Denmark.” “And therefore, I would like to underline our invitation for stronger cooperation on Arctic affairs still stands,” she said. Download the NBC News app for breaking news Trump’s proposal to purchase the autonomous Danish territory, however, “has clearly been rejected” by Greenland's prime minister, Kim Kielsen, and herself, Frederiksen said. “This does not change the character of our good relations, and we will of course, from Denmark, continue our ongoing dialogue with the U.S. on how we can develop our cooperation and deal with the many common challenges we are facing," she said. Trump had been invited on an official state visit by the queen of Denmark, but he called off the trip on Tuesday over the Greenland dispute. "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!" The White House confirmed that the trip had been canceled. Trump mused about acquiring Greenland from Denmark on Sunday, telling reporters that “it's something we talked about." "Denmark essentially owns it, we're very good allies with Denmark," he said."Strategically it's interesting and we'd be interested, but we'll talk to them a little bit." Frederiksen, however, said Denmark had no interest in selling the territory. "Greenland is not for sale," she told Greenlandish media on Sunday."Greenland is not Danish. Greenland belongs to Greenland. I strongly hope that this is not meant seriously." Danes reacted with surprise and anger after Trump canceled his trip. One Danish politician called on the president to show more respect." Meanwhile, former President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit Denmark next month to speak at a private event, a source familiar his schedule told NBC News Wednesday. The visit will be Obama's second to the country in the last 12 months. Matt Korade Matt Korade is a politics editor at NBC News. Adam Edelman Adam Edelman is a political reporter for NBC News. Peter Alexander Read more: NBC News

She got lucky!! LOL... They are as dumbfounded as we are as to how an idiot got elected to the highest office in the US. You guys need to get your reporting straight. He didn't cancel because they wouldn't sell, we canceled because of their disrespectful comments. Stop spinning the news and start reporting with objective journalism.

Disgusted with him canceling his trip. Wow...Literally she is begging trump to reverse the decision he already made... what a weak leader. Pretty sure POTUS advisors strongly pushed to nix the meeting with Statsmin because they were afraid of what inappropriate pass he'd try to make Class act. you are a class act.....thank you for your service and hospitality. Respectfully, SE.

A woman told the almighty Trump NO, so now he is going to stomp his feet, put and then throw a tantrum. She had no idea she was dealing with a 70yr old baby! Scared of the BarackObama comparison a few weeks later huh?

The Latest: Danish PM standing behind Greenland leaderDanish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen: 'A discussion about a potential sale of Greenland has been put forward. It has been rejected by Greenland Premier Kim Kielsen, and I fully stand behind that rejection.' You tell him!! If I didn’t know better, I’d think The Onion had taken over all media outlets today. Good grief! How can this stuff be happening? Trump tweeted a hissy fit because a woman told him NO.

JIMrichards1010 Trump can't handle strong women They already sold Greenland out to China...China mines Uranium and Zinc in Greenland.....Communist China has a hold on Greenland..........understanding the Presidents trolls are important..... The world 🌍 sees how foolish & moronic Donald Trump is-just be patient world 🌎 we hope to vote realDonaldTrump out 2020Elections denmarkdotdk Denmark_UN cnni BBCWorld UN TrumpRussia MoronInChief Denmark GreenlandIsNotForSale DNC GOP foxandfriends

Oh just count your blessings!!! Hey realDonaldTrump have you lost your marbles? GREENLAND? REALLY? Get trade with China done then come back and talk Greenland. We good? Ok denmark must get completely different coverage Trump tries to grab her Greenland by the... I am soooo embarrassed! How in the hell did a man with so little character become the leader of our great country. I know that people were looking for change but he was not the answer. We are better than this. We must all VOTE in 2020 to bring back civility to this nation!

Count your blessings!

Trump and Greenland: Trump tweets edited photo of small village dominated by Trump high-risePresident Donald Trump told reporters Sunday that "we&39;re looking at" purchasing Greenland, but that "it&39;s not No. 1 on the burner." The government of the autonomous Danish territory said Friday that the strategically important island is "not for sale." Way to not give credit to Ex Jon! Trump's Greenland 'Trial Balloon'.

Dear Danish PM. He isn't right in the head. Immigrants bring in success, a vibrant economy and a youthful nation w/out immigrants you are lacking. The US, UK, AU, Germany, France all booming on the other side you have homogenous economies that hv bn struggling, one way or the other, depending on immigrant rich nations.

Wait, leaders are allowed to face the media without helicopter engines thumping in the background? This is so embarrassing. ToddlerInChief 'Greenland is not for sale,' she (Danish PM) said Sunday on a visit to Greenland. 'Greenland is not Danish. Greenland belongs to Greenland. I strongly hope that this is not meant seriously.'

Well sounds like they have some attic problems. Good luck with that Hottest Prime Minister around hands down .... I wouldn’t have cancelled. ... This whole thing is just surreal. Class act. Um... The Danish PM is kinda hot

Danish royal says Trump's interest is 'compliment for magical' Greenland: 'Only desirable areas receive offers'Princess Antonia of Schaumburg-Lippe said that the people of Greenland 'should and can decide' their destiny following the president's interest. Who the H*** is Antonia of Schaumburg-Lippe? She is German - not Danish!! Bla, bla, bla, bla, bla, etc........... Wait until they hear his offer is a handful of beads

BerubeDenise1 Can we please buy Hong Kong and save a lot of trouble? Please disregard our embarrassment. Stay focused of reality and NEVER sell to a snakeoil salesman. Then pay for your own security that we provide. Someone has to run the invasion..... Trump is Riding on the United States Power and previous standings but realDonaldTrump is destroying those relationships. denmarkdotdk should not beg. ABC CBSNews CNN MSNBC

She shouldn't be surprised, the U.S. has a toddler for a president. Madam Prime Minister be happy he did. Be very very happy! Might be a good idea that he doesn't go to Denmark. The PM is kinda cute and we know what Trump believes he can do to any woman...'Grab them by the pussy.' Trump canceled visit because Denmark won't sell him Greenland...

Shorter Twump:

Trump's idea of buying Greenland is 'absurd,' Danish prime minister saysGreenland is not for sale and U.S. President Donald Trump’s idea of buying the semi-autonomous Danish territory in the Arctic from Denmark is “an absurd discussion,” Denmark’s prime minister said. I would prefer Greenland buy us and set us free. It’s an awesome opportunity for Greenland - the residents would make 💰💰 and it would be a strategic advantage for us... But hey Orange Man Bad right? Lol America is too crowded so we need more space.

Countries and cities around the role are now going to refuse to sell him Greenland. lol whatsanitylookslike ziyatong She should be glad donnie isn’t coming, it’s hard to get the swamp stink out of the country He's found an attention mongering way to distract from the fact that he cannot face her over climate change. That and she's a woman head of state who speaks more than one language eloquently. He can't handle the truth. DisloyalToTrump

Trump is never gonna get those nice white immigrants now. Thank you Denmark for standing with the United States. You are a valued ally of our country. Pay no attention to trump. We are going to vote him out. She shouldn’t be surprised. He’s a man Child. She will get what she was looking for in a visit by Obama. She set the bar WAY too high for Trump!

Why?He is a child and has temper tandrums like a baby!!!!!!If he does not get his way this is what he does!!!!!!!!!He is a cry baby.....such an embarrassment!!!! Sell US Your Greenland.

Trump shared a meme promising he wouldn't put a Trump Tower on Greenland'I promise not to do this to Greenland,' President Donald Trump tweeted in a caption of an image with a golden Trump Tower. So yeah, where do you think he saw this first? ZH, reddit, FN, MSNBC, BI? Yeah, and the man have proven endlessly that he is a man of his word, oh wait... He will just kill wildlife with cyanide.

I guarantee the cancellation was not over Greenland. Yeah. About that 2% of GDP for NATO. Put up or shut up. Or sell Greenland.😏 And, somehow, this is not a headline from the Onion. Don't be surprised he's a child when he doesn't get his way .I apologise.he a child at all times.He is really upset because president Obama was invited there

Poor baby had his fragile ego stepped on by another powerful women. We all know how he handles that. It's hard to be this dense, but MSNBC does it on purpose. He cancelled the trip because she was flippant and disrespectful in her remarks. Count your blessings! We’re not. This is all more distraction for the news cycle. MSM falls in Trumps traps daily

realDonaldTrump can change his mind Sweet Lady Larseloekke if you change your mind too on Greenland! You being Danish PM not suppose to refuse Greenland sale to US President in media! After meeting you may excuse! Your refusal in media exploded in global media! AuthorWGA-Amazon she shouldnt of been suprised when she is just trieing to make President Trump look bad by not selling Green land. We want to make a deal but if there going to be stuborn will just take it are selves! GO TRUMP GO USA MAGA Trump2020

Trump cancels Denmark visit over after rebuff over GreenlandU.S. President Donald Trump cancels Denmark visit after the country’s prime minister rebuffs his idea of purchasing Greenland Smh. Trump is a child Hahahahaha

Trump just didn't want to go. He's happy to keep MSM talking re Greenland. Then they're not talking about....what? His decades long relationship with Epstein? The rape lawsuit where he & Epstein were co-defendants? The Senate Oversight Committee Report? FEC Chair's letter? Consider yourself lucky Greenland.

Surprised? I'm surprised she's surprised. It's TRUMP! No surprise, at all. She didn’t realize she was dealing with an infant Because she made him look foolish (we all know it doesn’t take much), and he’s throwing a tantrum. The man is an adolescent imbecile. having a hissy fit over not getting his way... typical rich brat

If she's surprised now, just wait till he threatens to invade Greenland. Fortunately, Trump probably couldn't find Greenland on a map, so they're relatively safe. She shouldn't be. Trump is unfathomably petty. Sounds like really wants a Deal! Really? She was surprised to learn Trump is a petty child?

But she’s not reeeeally surprised. Don't be! Welcome to Trump's crazy world. Sie sollte froh sein.... Billionaire Presidents... what to do with them? Trump is so embarrassing ....

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